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Everton legend Southall urges stars to stay

Everton legend Neville Southall has urged the club's stars to stay at Goodison Park.

He believes Goodison Park is the ideal place for any professional to play their football, and has paid tribute to the loyalty of the club's supporters.

"Why anyone would want to leave Everton is beyond me anyway," Southall told the Liverpool Echo.

"Even for Manchester United, Chelsea or anyone. This is the place to be.

"This club is in the best city in the world, the best football city in the world and with the best football fans in the world.

"Goodison is always a special place for me. The fans were absolutely magnificent to me back in my time and I have never come across fans as good as the Everton fans anywhere that I have been.

"When you are playing I don't think you always realise how much the fans really love the club and how much time and money they put in to following the club.

"If you could bottle the commitment the Everton fans show then I'm sure the players - even the ones in my day - would all do even better.

"When you speak to people and realise the sacrifices they make then it makes some of the money flying about in the game today seem quite embarrassing really."

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