Kenny Dalglish returns to Goodison Park as Liverpool manager for the first time since quitting as Reds boss 20 years ago.
Just a couple of days after seeing Toffees striker Tony Cottee score two late goals in a 4-4 draw extra-time in a fifth-round FA Cup replay on February 20 1991 the Scot walked out on his beloved club.
At the time he cited health issues, feeling the pressure not only of the job but of the previous two years during which he had dealt so personally and admirably with the Hillsborough disaster.
"The competition is still as intense and the desire to win is the same as before," said the Liverpool manager.
"I don't think it has devalued - it doesn't matter how long ago it was you have been involved or not or how recently.
"It is a Merseyside derby and like everyone who has been involved in it they think it is the most important one.
"But people in Birmingham think theirs is the biggest, Rangers and Celtic think theirs is the biggest - and they are right.
"This is the biggest one because this is the one I am involved in. There is no point in having a league table of clubs you are not involved with."