The Merseyside Derby is truly one of the most magical in world soccer.
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On Monday it will be played for the 227th time as Everton host Liverpool (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at Goodison Park with Ronald Koeman tasting the derby for the first time and Jurgen Klopp making his first trip across Stanley Park to Goodison.
This will be tasty.
In recent Premier League seasons it has produced plenty of goals, drama and red cards as both teams fight for bragging rights in Liverpool.
Ahead of Christmas and under the floodlights at Goodison, you can expect Monday’s clash to be just as fierce as any in the past.
Below is a look at some of the more memorable derbies in recent history, with a certain Steven Gerrard playing center stage and the free-flowing Liverpool and Everton teams of 2013 putting on a show with Luis Suarez, Romelu Lukaku and Co. in full flow.
Enjoy reminiscing before the big game.
Steven Gerrard scored a hat trick in 2012 to lead Liverpool to victory
Thrilling 3-3 draw at Goodison Park in 2013