In the fifth round of the Premier League, Everton will play at home against Liverpool, ushering in the 237th "Merseyside Derby" in history. Michael Oliver will enforce the focus of this battle. This battle will be the 35-year-old England. The famous post held the Merseyside Derby for the third time, and both sides fought 0-0 twice before.
Premier League officials have announced the referee arrangements for the fifth round. On the evening of October 17th, Beijing time, leader Everton will face defending champion Liverpool's Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park and will be headed by Michael Oliver.
According to statistics, this will be Oliver's third time in the Merseyside Derby since he started his refereeing career in 2010. It is worth mentioning that the famous England outpost had previously enforced the match between Liverpool and Everton twice, and both teams fought 0-0.
In the 2012/13 season, in the 36th round of the Premier League, Rogers led Liverpool at Anfield to smother Moyes’s Everton. In the 2017/18 season, in the 33rd round of the Premier League, Alledy’s Everton was at Goody. Sun Park Stadium and Liverpool led by Klopp scored a goalless draw.
However, 0-0 scores are not uncommon in the Merseyside Derby in recent years. The two sides have played against each other in the past 18 times. Liverpool have won 8 wins and 10 draws and remained unbeaten. As many as 5 games have become 0-0.