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Mason Holgate found extra Everton motivation against Liverpool from moments in previous Merseyside derbies, such as when Jurgen Klopp ran onto the pitch to celebrate.

The Blues won at Anfield for the first time in 23 games this weekend, with a 2-0 victory following goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

During the meeting between both sides at the Reds’ home ground in December 2018, Divock Origi scored a last-minute winner after an error from Jordan Pickford – sparking manager Klopp to sprint across the pitch and hug Alisson Becker.

“It was more just relief,” Holgate said when asked about the jubilant celebrations in the Everton dressing room after the game.

“Obviously, quite a lot of us in that squad have experienced going there before and you sound bitter but there’s been times when they’ve scored in the last minute and their gaffer is running onto the pitch.

“They’re always celebrating and to finally get one back was massive, that’s why everyone was just so happy.”

The defender was then asked if moments like that had impacted Everton’s squad.

“Yeah it definitely plays on your mind,” he told Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel FIVE.

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“Things like that, I don’t even know how to say about it.

“To be able to put it nicely, I’m not really sure how to do it. It just gets to you so bad and then you’re seeing it for weeks on videos.

“So to get one over like that was good.”