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Everton ace Cahill: I respect Liverpool fans - yet they still hate me!

Aussie Tim Cahill is sorry to be missing Everton's huge game against Liverpool this weekend.

In Everton's 122-year history only one man has scored as many goals (three) against Liverpool at Anfield as Cahill and his name was Dixie Dean.

"There's a record there for me to break at Anfield," Cahill told the Daily Mail. "Me and Dixie Dean.

"It's weird, Liverpool fans love to hate me.

"Yet I respect their fans a lot, it's such a great football club. I always feel amazing playing at Anfield, it's a beautiful stadium - the atmosphere. You know you can make a difference for our fans.

"These are the greatest games you can play in. People say, 'Don't you want to win something?' Well, winning a derby is like winning something. The feeling of beating Liverpool at home or at Anfield is massive.

"I'll be sad not to be there. I know Kenny Dalglish, I've met him a few times. What better man to take the reins? He has been there and done it and he has massive respect.

"But it's not going to be easy for him because he's inheriting a team that probably needs a lot more personnel. It's a bit messy for them at the moment.

"But he's a direct bloke who knows what he wants, and he gains respect straightaway. He's obviously an idol for the fans and, apart from Sunday, let's hope he turns it around for them."

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