sport news The Merseyside derby stats that shame Everton ahead of clash with Liverpool

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Liverpool host Everton in the 201st Merseyside league derby on Wednesday night as Marco Silva's men bid to stop the rot - and their rivals taking another step towards the Premier League title.

The Toffees are looking for their first victory in this fixture in over nine years, but they haven't managed three points at Anfield in more than two decades.

Here, Sportsmail takes a closer look at the stats which should embarrass Everton ahead of another crucial clash on Merseyside.

Marco Silva and his Everton players are looking to end the club's awful record at Anfield

Marco Silva and his Everton players are looking to end the club's awful record at Anfield

THE ANFIELD HOODOO 

It was way back in 1999 - more than 20 years ago - that Everton last enjoyed the sweet taste of victory across Stanley Park.

On that day, Kevin Campbell struck after just four minutes to hand the visitors a hard-fought 1-0 win as Sander Westerveld, Francis Jeffers and Steven Gerrard were all sent off and defender Steve Staunton ended up in goal for the Reds.

It was a memorable day for fans of Walter Smith's side, but Evertonians have had very little to cheer since.

Kevin Campbell (centre) is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring the winner at Anfield in '99

Kevin Campbell (centre) is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring the winner at Anfield in '99

Their last 19 league visits to Anfield have resulted in 10 defeats and nine draws. They also drew an FA Cup clash in 2009 before winning the replay at Goodison Park, but 2018 saw them dumped out in the third round by a late Virgil van Dijk header.

It's no surprise that Monday night's FA Cup draw, which saw the two teams paired together in the third round at Anfield again, was met with a sense of despair by those of a blue persuasion.

Jurgen Klopp runs on the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi's dramatic late winner last season

Jurgen Klopp runs on the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi's dramatic late winner last season

EVERTON'S WINNING DROUGHT

Nineteen. That's how many times Everton have faced Liverpool without a win.

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

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