Phil Neville has spoken of the hatred between Everton and Liverpool, ahead of Sunday´s Merseyside Derby – but highlighted the underlying respect between the two teams.

“Listen, you can´t hide from the fact there´s a lot of hatred between the two teams. We´d do anything to beat each other. That said, there´s real respect too.

Nev also spoke of his personal hatred of losing to Liverpool.

“My wife knows that every time she arranges a Saturday night out it´s based on what the result of that day´s game is,”

“If we lose, we don´t go out. Simple as that, I´m no good to anyone. And if we lose to Liverpool, she might as well cancel the rest of the month.

Neville added: “You know it´s going to be a battle, you know you´re going to get unbelievable abuse, but what you fear is the losing. Winning´s fantastic. But losing? We got beat there last season. It was terrible. You are letting your supporters down and you know this is the one that matters to them.”

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