Leighton Baines

The former Liverpool boss was sacked after a 1-1 draw with Everton but the Toffees have been here a few times before in recent years.

Brendan Rodgers' dismissal as Liverpool manager would have come as no surprise to Everton fans given the number of high profile sackings made in the wake of poor results against the Toffees.

The blue half of Merseyside have made a habit of providing the final nail in plenty of managerial coffins over the past five years.

Representing something of a tongue-in-cheek “Everton curse” things kicked off back in May 2011, when Chelsea decided to part company with then-manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The decision was taken in the wake of a 1-0 loss to the Toffees at Goodison Park, with Jermaine Beckford bagging the only goal of the game.

Fast forward to April 2014 and with Manchester United manager David Moyes under pressure, a 2-0 loss to Everton on Merseyside proved to be the final straw.

Goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas made the difference on that occasion with the Scot paying the price just 10 months into his ill-fated Old Trafford reign.

And so it was that an October 2015 clash between Everton and Liverpool and Goodison Park had dire consequences for Rodgers, with the resulting 1-1 draw proving to be his last game in charge.

Manchester United are the next team to visit Merseyside but perhaps the date of November 21st and the visit of Aston Villa is the one to watch out for – Tim Sherwood you have been warned!

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