Everton claimed bragging rights with a 2-0 home win in October 2010 – and ensured that John Henry’s first game as owner of Liverpool was a miserable occassion.
The Blues’ opener came after Seamus Coleman’s mazy run down the right ended with a cross into Tim Cahill who crashed the ball into the roof of the net.
Everton doubled their lead just after half-time, when Leighton Baines’ corner was only half cleared into the path of Mikel Arteta. The midfielder took one touch to control and the second to lash the ball past Pepe Reina from 20 yards.
Phil Jagielka, who was making his return after a hamstring injury sustained on international duty, was phenomenal in keeping an in-form Fernando Torres at bay.
The game proved to be Roy Hodgson’s one and only Merseyside derby as manager of Liverpool.