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Former Liverpool forward Peter Crouch has praised Everton defender Mason Holgate after his impressive performance in the Merseyside derby.
Everton recorded their first victory at Anfield since 1999 after beating Jurgen Klopp’s side 2-0 in the Premier League, with goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Crouch, in his Q&A column for the Daily Mail, has suggested that Everton should get their due credit for the win while speaking of Liverpool’s loss of form.
It was a fantastic collective effort from the team, but there were also some brilliant individual performances.
“So many players made that result possible: Jordan Pickford was outstanding in goal, I loved the way Seamus Coleman kept Andy Robertson under control and Mason Holgate was brilliant. It is necessary to mention it, it is of a different class and it is going to be a player of first level “. wrote Crouch for The Mail.
The 24-year-old has made tremendous progress with Carlo Ancelotti and is now one of the club’s key players.
In the 5-3-2 formation at Anfield, Ancelotti made sure his defense held firm throughout the game. All of them – Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Lucas Digne, Seamus Coleman and Holgate – were excellent against the Reds, and Keane had arguably played his best game this season.
Holgate was equally brilliant and deserves high praise from Crouch. The former Liverpool striker has also predicted that he will be a ‘top player’ in the future.
He is a fantastic young defender, but there is a lot of room for improvement. This season, he has shown his class by adjusting well as a right back when Everton didn’t have Coleman. He is very good at tackling and Everton is the right platform for him to prosper.