Liverpool 4-0 Everton: Five interesting stats and Opta tables

Aly Cissokho

Liverpool demolished Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside Derby. What and who stood out from a statistical perspective?

Here are five notable takeaways from the fixture:

1) Often criticised on loan Liverpool defender Aly Cissokho attempted and won more tackles against Everton than he has in any match since joining the club:

PlayerMatchMatchdayWon TackleTotal TackleSuccess rate %
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Everton 23 3 6 50.00
Aly Cissokho Stoke vs Liverpool 21 2 4 50.00
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Aston Villa 22 2 4 50.00
Aly Cissokho Newcastle vs Liverpool 08 2 3 66.67
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Hull 20 1 3 33.33

2) Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, scorer of the opening goal, won twice as many aerial duels against Everton as he has done in any Premier League game this season.

PlayerMatchMatchdayAerial Won
Steven Gerrard Liverpool vs Everton 23 4
Steven Gerrard Liverpool vs Norwich 14 2
Steven Gerrard Liverpool vs Southampton 05 2
Steven Gerrard Arsenal vs Liverpool 10 2
Steven Gerrard Stoke vs Liverpool 21 2

3) Belgian attacker Kevin Mirallas created five chances - he has only bettered this in one game this season. One of his five best other games in terms of attempted assists this season also came against Liverpool.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTotal Att AssistMins
Kevin Mirallas Everton vs Hull 08 7 90
Kevin Mirallas Everton vs Norwich 21 5 90
Kevin Mirallas Liverpool vs Everton 23 5 90
Kevin Mirallas Everton vs Liverpool 12 4 88
Kevin Mirallas Swansea vs Everton 17 3 78

4) Everton starlet Ross Barkley completed five successful dribbles - this was more than he has done in any away game this season.

TeamMatchMatchdayDribblesMins
Ross Barkley Liverpool vs Everton 23 5 76
Ross Barkley Norwich vs Everton 01 4 89
Ross Barkley Cardiff vs Everton 03 4 90
Ross Barkley Man City vs Everton 07 3 90
Ross Barkley West Ham vs Everton 05 3 90

5) Liverpool certainly made Everton pay. The Toffees allowed more shots than they have in any Premier League game this season barring two. The difference was in the two games they played where they allowed more attempts - they kept clean sheets.

TeamMatchMatchdayAttempts Conceded IboxAttempts Conceded OboxOverall Attempts ConcededGoals Conceded
Everton Everton vs Chelsea 04 16 6 22 0
Everton Man Utd vs Everton 14 12 6 18 0
Everton Liverpool vs Everton 23 12 8 20 4
Everton Arsenal vs Everton 15 9 2 11 1

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