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Liverpool defender Matip: We must control emotions against Everton

Liverpool defender Joel Matip says they must put emotions aside for tomorrow's derby against Everton.

Liverpool head into the 240th Merseyside derby this weekend on the back of a comprehensive win over Manchester United as they continue to compete for the Premier League, Champions League and Emirates FA Cup.

And Matip is determined to ensure it is the home fans who are smiling again when the final whistle is blown at Anfield on Sunday evening.

“I enjoyed really every game against them because you see how it means a lot to the people, to the Liverpool supporters here in the town," the No.32 told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Everywhere, you meet Everton [fans] and you know these kinds of talks. We can give our fans a big pleasure, a big favour if we win again.

“It's a more emotional game but we have to concentrate on keeping on playing our game. Emotions can push but we should not be distracted by it.

“We have to keep on going and concentrate on the stuff we are doing, keep playing the way we play and just put more in."

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