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From McCall's FA Cup final volley to McAllister's last-minute free-kick.

Merseyside derbies are never without controversy and excitement. In the history of Liverpool v Everton there have been some remarkable games full of crunching tackles and stunning goals.

As the Toffees come to Anfield hoping to do the double over their city rivals for the first time in 25 years, Goal.com UK, in association with 101 Great Goals, looks at the top 10 goals between the two sides.

10. John Arne Riise


Goodison Park,
Premier League,
2001
(Everton 1-3 Liverpool)


When Riise scored in the 2001 Super Cup final, a lot of Liverpool fans went, "who?" When he scored against Everton in September, everyone knew his name. The Reds had become synonymous with counter-attacking and this was a perfect example of their skill. Riise picked the ball up just inside his half and bombed down the left-wing. Running inside Steve Watson, he confused the right-back by jinking it outside him again, before hitting a perfectly placed shot across Paul Gerrard.

9. Danny Murphy
(1m32s)


Goodison Park,
Premier League,
2003
(Everton 1-2 Liverpool)

Liverpool came to Goodison Park having managed to stop the rot of a nightmarish run and knew that a win would keep them in the hunt for a Champions League spot. Having seen their 1-0 lead cancelled out by a David Unsworth penalty, Danny Murphy popped up with a magic piece of skill to give them the win. Picking the ball up a few yards outside the penalty area, Murphy saw the space open up in front of him and he curled a delicious shot wide of Richard Wright's despairing dive and in off the inside of the post.

8. Harry Kewell
(1m13s)


Anfield,
Premier League,
2006
(Liverpool 3-1 Everton)



At Liverpool Harry Kewell had never consistently shown the talent that had made him one of the most sort after players in the league. He did however, have a knack of scoring sensational goals. The Reds had been hindered by the early red card to captain Steven Gerrard, but managed to keep ahead in the match until the 84th minute when Kewell sealed the win with a blinder.

On his own to the right of the D, Kewell feinted to pass, wrong-footing the defender before arrowing a dipping shot beyond the Everton 'keeper. It was one of those opportunistic strikes, and superb skill.

7. Peter Beardsley
(5m00s)


Goodison Park,
FA Cup 5th Round,
1991
  (Everton 4-4 Liverpool)

This game is one of the classic derbies, made more tantalising by the fact it was in the FA Cup. It was the first of two replays to decide who progressed to the next round. Despite a memorable goal by John Barnes, it was Peter Beardsley's bullet that gets the nod.

Beardsley found himself in the unnatural position of the right-wing when he picked the ball up inside Everton's half. Making a diagonal run towards the box, Beardsley took the ball onto his left to give him some room in front of the Everton defence and hit a powerful, swerving drive on the run. Neville Southall was well placed, but could only watch as the ball bent past him into the net.

6. Mikel Arteta
(6m55s)


Goodison Park,
Premier League,
2010
  (Everton 2-0 Liverpool)


The thing that makes this goal so good is it was a mark of Everton's complete control on the match, and a reward for one of their best players. It was also a fantastic strike. When the ball fell to Arteta on the edge of the box after a corner, there was little space for him to shoot. With barely a backlift however, the Spaniard hit a rasping drive which swerved through a crowd of players, wrong-footing Pepe Reina, and almost bursting through the net.

5. Olivier Dacourt


Anfield
Premier League,
1999
  (Liverpool 3-2 Everton)

Perhaps the most frenetic start to a derby, Olivier Dacourt put the Toffees ahead after 41 seconds. Not known for his wonder strikes, the Frenchman found himself in an advanced position after a throw-in. The ball was cleared by a defender straight to Dacourt who controlled it on his right foot before hitting an unstoppable, dipping left-foot volley. David James didn't even move as the ball nestled in the top left-hand corner of the goal.

4. Steven Gerrard


Goodison Park,
Premier League,
2001
 (Everton 1-3 Liverpool)


Another moment of confirmation that Steven Gerrard was one of the brightest talents in the country. 21 years old at the time, Gerrard had developed a penchant for netbusters. The special nature of this goal, was that it looked almost inconceivable to score from his position. Gary Naysmith's header went straight to Gerrard, who controlled the ball and took it away from Naysmith into the area. Going towards the corner flag, it looked as though Gerrard was running himself into a blind alley. Suddenly he unleashed a shot that arrowed across Paul Gerrard in goal with unerring accuracy and pace. It was a foot from the keeper, but he didn't even move.

3. Stuart McCall
(1m22s)

Wembley,
FA Cup Final,
1989
 (Liverpool 3-2 Everton)

The occasion for the 1989 FA Cup final was a sombre one, coming as it did, a month after the Hillsborough disaster. Typically, it was a classic game with end-to-end play and both teams going toe-to-toe with the goals. McCall had already scored when a free-kick was headed clear by Liverpool straight to him. The Scot controlled the ball on his chest before taking a shot on the volley. The ball dipped viciously and beat the scrambling Bruce Grobbelaar as it swerved away from him.

2. Graeme Sharp


Anfield,
First Division,
1984
 (Liverpool 0-1 Everton)

Liverpool were the dominant team in the 80s but in 1984-85 season, they were upstaged by their local rivals. Everton won the First Division and did the damage over Liverpool by beating them twice - at Anfield and Goodison Park. Liverpool were runners-up in the league, and it was a mark of their class that the goal that beat them at Anfield was an absolute screamer. A ball over the top was beautifully controlled by Sharp, who brought it down and inside Mark Lawrenson with one touch. In almost the same movement he struck the bouncing ball on the half-volley from 25 yards, watching it dip savagely over Grobbelaar and into the back of the net. Stunning!

1. Gary McAllister


Goodison Park,
Premier League,
2001
 (Everton 2-3 Liverpool)


Dubbed the greatest Merseyside derby ever, Gary McAllister's stoppage-time winner has gone down in Liverpool folklore. The game had everything up until that point. Four goals, a red card, countless yellow cards, one missed penalty and one scored penalty before McAllister stole the show.

Liverpool won a free-kick 44 yards out, and had thrown everyone into the box with what was likely to be the last move of the game. With Everton expecting McAllister to cross into the mix of players, the Scot confounded all by hit a curling shot over the two-man wall. So unprepared, Paul Gerrard tried desperately to get across to the shot, but it curled cruelly away from him into the net. Pandemonium ensued, and Liverpool's elation was matched only by Everton's devastation.

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