He scored just twice in 30 games - one in an emphatic win over Middlesbrough - and the other in the derby as he opened the scoring at Anfield on April 3, 1999.
"I could not play in the first derby when we played at Goodison, I was suspended and I was really sad about that," Dacourt, now 36 and retired, told evertontv.
"It was the 10-year anniversary of Hillsborough so it was something special. I remember there was a minute's silence and then the whole stadium stood up and began to applaud.
"The noise and the emotion were unbelievable - the atmosphere that day was the best I ever experienced. Then one minute into the game I scored, which was fantastic."