Liverpool striker Peter Crouch's autobiography will be used by Everton as motivation ahead of next week's Merseyside derby.

Crouch's recent autobiography touched the old wounds after Everton had taken four points off their rivals last season, with a slightly patronising recall of the latest derby triumph.

"When Everton win they tend to rub it in a lot more than we ever do," he wrote. "The Liverpool lads couldn't believe it when we found out that days after the game, Everton had rushed out a DVD of the match. It was obviously a big moment for them."