It has certainly been contrasting times on Merseyside when it comes to European competition. While Everton have cantered to top spot in their Europa League group ahead of VfL Wolfsburg, Lille and FK Krasnodar the same cannot be said of Liverpool among Europe's elite.
They have finished third in a group containing reigning champions Real Madrid, perennial English-club slayers FC Basel and Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets Razgrad.
That means Liverpool have now dropped into the Europa League for the rest of the season.
Which has of course seen quite a reaction on Twitter.
But rather than Everton fans gloating that Liverpool have plummeted out of the Champions League, although of course there is the odd dig here and there, Everton fans on Twitter seem to be more excited than amused at Liverpool's demise.
Because it would seem most would love to see the pair go head-to-head, potentially over two legs, in a European Merseyside derby.
Of course that would mean both teams getting reasonably far in the competition, but considering Liverpool's strong second half of the campaign last season and Everton's current European showing who knows.
A Merseyside final in Warsaw is certainly a possibility...
I would absolutely love it if Everton knock Liverpool out of the Europa League.— Tom Gordon (@GoonerGordo) December 9, 2014
Liverpool v everton final in Europa league would be scenes— jordan (@wignall07) December 9, 2014
Scenes if its Everton vs Liverpool in Europa League final!!!— Damon (@CescOffender) December 9, 2014
Everton v liverpool final in the Europa league will be unreal. Once and for all will be proven Merseyside is blue. #EFC— Daniel-Jack Dixon (@DJDixon90) December 9, 2014
would love to get liverpool in the round of 16 and knock them out the europa league that would be LOLZ #everton— chris latimer #632 (@justbeinganicon) December 9, 2014
Dreaming of an Everton v Liverpool Europa league quarter final— Shaun Foster (@GeniusChosenOne) December 9, 2014
So who's going further in the Europa League Everton or Liverpool?— Black Brax (@DarrylPdtKid) December 9, 2014
Knew that Liverpool would regret criticising Everton for only getting into the Europa League #Karma— Bethany Hughes (@BethJadeHughes_) December 9, 2014
Bring on Liverpool in the Europa League! Can't wait to play you, Everton #bbcfootball— John Pierce (@Abelsouthall) December 9, 2014
Imagine Liverpool lose. Go to the Europa league final and play Everton for a champions league place— Rob (@RobJoness11) December 9, 2014