As the end of the Premier League season draws close, with no silverware to play for, the two Merseyside clubs have one objective remaining—for each to finish above the other. One match will have a big say in who manages to accomplish that feat, as Liverpool host Everton at Anfield on Sunday.
Always an intriguing technical and tactical battle, the two sets of players often clash heatedly during the game, and this year will likely prove no different.
For two veterans of the game, Jamie Carragher and Phil Neville, it will be their final Merseyside derby, with the Liverpool defender due to retire next month and the Everton utility man leaving the Toffees when his contract expires.
Here are all the key battles to look out for in the big game on Sunday.