sport news Merseyside derby stats special: All the key numbers as Everton face Liverpool

Everton host Liverpool in the 200th Merseyside league derby on Sunday afternoon as Marco Silva's men bid to stop their rivals taking another step towards the title. 

The Toffees are looking for their first victory in this fixture in eight-and-a-half years, while the visitors boast an incredible record at Goodison Park.

Here, Sportsmail takes a closer look at the key statistics ahead of this weekend's crunch clash on Merseyside. 

Marco Silva and Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head when Everton face Liverpool on Sunday

Marco Silva and Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head when Everton face Liverpool on Sunday

EVERTON'S ABYSMAL RUN

Eighteen games. That's how many times Everton have faced Liverpool without that sweet taste of victory.

Their last Merseyside derby win came way back in October, 2010, when Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta scored at Goodison to give David Moyes' men a 2-0 triumph.

Unsurprisingly, this current run is the longest Everton have ever gone without a derby win.

In that time, Liverpool have won nine of their 16 Premier League meetings and drawn the other seven.

Everton's last win over Liverpool came in 2010 when Mikel Arteta scored in a 2-0 victory

Everton's last win over Liverpool came in 2010 when Mikel Arteta scored in a 2-0 victory

The Reds also have two FA Cups wins against their neighbours, having defeated them in the third round last year and in the 2012 semi-finals. 

Everton's 16-game winless streak in the Premier League is their third-longest against an opponent too.

The Blues went 18 games without a win against Chelsea between December 1998 and December 2009 and 19 against between September 1992 and August 2004. 

Divock Origi broke Everton hearts with a late winner in this season's reverse fixture at Anfield

Divock Origi broke Everton hearts with a late winner in this season's reverse fixture at Anfield

LIVERPOOL LOVE GOODISON

The travelling Liverpool supporters can be confident of a victory on Sunday. After all, they have the best record of any side at Goodison Park.

The Reds have won an incredible 33 games across Stanley Park, two more than Arsenal and five more

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