By Emma Sanders
Ahead of the Merseyside derby on Monday evening, Football Insider has chosen the top five goals scored in the blockbuster clashes between Liverpool and Everton since the start of the Premier League era.
Gary McAllister – Liverpool, April 2001
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The midfield veteran scored a truly wonderful goal against Everton in dramatic late fashion when he sealed a 3-2 victory at Goodison Park. Goals from Emile Heskey, Markus Babbel, Duncan Ferguson and David Unsworth had all been scored but the last minute free-kick from McAllister was something else. Liverpool went on to win the treble that season under Gerard Houllier.
Danny Murphy – Liverpool, April 2003
Murphy was not the greatest midfielder but he will always be remembered by Liverpool fans for scoring some important goals. This one against Everton was up there as one of his best on David Moyes’ debut home derby. Murphy curled a delightful strike from 25-yards out to seal a close 2-1 victory for the Reds at Goodison Park.
Phil Jagielka – Everton, September 2014
The centre-back’s sensational 25-yard strike is up there as one of the best Merseyside derby goals of all-time and it was made even better by the fact it was scored by Jagielka. The most unlikeliest of goalscorers stepped up to unleash a sublime strike in the 90th minute to cancel out Gerrard’s opener for Liverpool and seal a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Steven Gerrard – Liverpool, March 2012
You couldn’t have a Merseyside derby list without Gerrard in it. The Liverpool skipper netted a famous hat-trick in March 2012, becoming the only Reds player to do so in the derby and his first of the three was pure quality. He lifted the ball delicately over the heads of the Everton defence and Tim Howard to chip his way onto a hat-trick, before single-handedly destroying Everton that day.
Dan Gosling – Everton, February 2009
In an FA Cup fourth round replay, a bizarre occasion arose during the Merseyside derby when Gosling’s late extra-time winner was missed as ITV’s live coverage was suddenly cut. Millions of viewers were then returned to the screen to see Everton players celebrating jubilantly because Gosling had scored an absolute screamer to win the game.
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