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Thomas Gravesen admits Everton feels 'home'

Everton hero Thomas Gravesen admits he feels the club is "home".

The Dane famously left Everton for Real Madrid.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “Honestly it was like coming home. I always had a great relationship with the people of Liverpool – whether they were red or blue – and this time it was no different.

“They're proper people. Good, honest people. And football is just part of the culture in Liverpool.

“From a very young age people are exposed to football in the city and they're forced to pick a side. Or in most cases it's picked for them!

“I think the fact that it's a two-club city plays a big part. And then you've got the history. There have been so many great sides down the years, for both Everton and Liverpool, and so many great players.

“Obviously people talk a lot about the here and now, the current teams, but they talk about days gone by a lot as well."

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