I hate Derby Day.
For me, playing Liverpool is far too close to home.
I've grown up in the city and I will never forget the years of being mocked while walking through high school hallways after an Everton defeat.
But I will never forget that 3-0, the Lee Carsley goal and the pride that it brought my younger self, but I still hate Derby Day.
With the 216th playing of the Battle for Merseyside upon us, Everton and Liverpool are only separated by three points, with both sides having not played up to their potential this term.
While Mancunian battles just down the East Lancs Road seem far more pertinent these days, the Merseyside Derby is still a special fixture in English football.