By Alex Stevens

Charlie Adam has hailed a “massive” win for Liverpool against Everton on Monday night.

But the former Anfield midfielder fears Jurgen Klopp’s side will be full of confidence going into their next match against his Stoke side on Tuesday of next week.

Liverpool claimed a pivotal victory against their Merseyside rivals when a stoppage-time Sadio Mane strike broke the deadlock in a tight match at Goodison Park.

It secured the three points for the visitors and narrowed the gap on leaders Chelsea in the title race to six points.

Potters midfielder Adam, who was at Liverpool from 2011 to 2012, was in no doubt about the significance of the victory.

“It is a big win for Liverpool because it is the derby and a massive match for them which is always hard to win,” Adam said, as quoted by the BBC Sport website’s live football blog at 10.16pm.

“There is plenty of time for them in the title race, they are six points behind Chelsea but there is still a long way to go.

“This win is more important because it will give them a lot of confidence going into Christmas – which is not good news for Stoke because we play them next.”

Liverpool have won two consecutive league matches following their 3-0 win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday of last week.

They have an eight-day break until their next game, which is at Anfield against Stoke on 27 December. They then host Manchester City on 31 December before travelling to Sunderland on 2 January.

In other Liverpool news, this 25-year-old is the club’s player of the year for 2016.