EVERTON have to go back more than a DECADE for their last Premier League home win against arch rivals Liverpool.
That was in August 2010, when goals from club legends Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta sealed a 2-0 win.
Cahill, 41, is now two years retired while Arteta, 39, is manager of Arsenal, who this month were beaten 4-0 by Liverpool.
Amazingly, the only player left from Everton’s most recent derby winning side at Goodison Park is right-back Seamus Coleman.
Coleman, 33, played in the back-five that kept a clean sheet against a Liverpool side that boasted a prime Fernando Torres, 37, who currently manages Atletico Madrid’s Under-19s.
The Irish defender is the Toffees skipper but has made just ten appearances this season, having battled a hamstring injury.
Liverpool’s losing side at the time were managed by Roy Hodgson, who left Crystal Palace last season.
Hodgson had taken over from Rafa Benitez, just five years after the Spaniard led the Reds to a heroic, come from behind Champions League final win over AC Milan.
Benitez will tonight make his Merseyside derby return – but this time in the blue half.
He surprisingly took charge of Everton this summer after Carlo Ancelotti left to re-join Carlo Ancelotti.
But Benitez after just 13 games is already fighting for his job as his side sit 13th, with just four wins.
And it could get a whole lot worse for him as Liverpool come into the grudge match third in the table, two points off leaders Chelsea.
But, under Italian Ancelotti, Everton avoided defeat to their neighbours last season, even scoring a shock 2-0 win at Anfield.
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