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Sevilla defender Kjaer: My family are Liverpool mad. Dad demanded Gerrard shirt!

Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer admits he comes from a family of diehard Liverpool fans.

The two teams meet tonight in the Champions League.

“Some of my family are lifelong, die-hard Liverpool supporters, so I'm not completely sure they will support me 100 per cent in this game," Kjaer told the Mirror.

“When I played for Denmark against England, my dad practically forced me to swap shirts with Steven Gerrard — so he could have it.

“My own football passion is linked to my club and my national team. It is different when you play yourself. I am a professional and not a fan of any other club than the one I represent."

Kjaer says the support for Liverpool in Denmark goes beyond Dan Agger.

“I know from Daniel he really enjoyed playing for Liverpool and serving this great club, but I think the Danish affinity for them goes back a lot longer," said Kjaer.

“Generations of football-mad Danish kids have been brought up on the English game and Liverpool have been a great club in the last 50 years."

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