Cahill: I would never join Liverpool

Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has revealed he would never join the Blues' bitter rivals Liverpool. The Australian international has achieved iconic status at Goodison Park since arriving from Millwall in July 2004 for £1.5 million, netting 36 Premier League goals for the Toffees, with his seven strikes this season helping David Moyes' men remain in contention for European qualification.

And asked whether he would ever consider a move to Anfield should Rafa Benitez's side come calling, his answer was an emphatic one.

"Never. Never, never," he told the Sydney Morning Herald. "No money in this world could convince me to play for Liverpool.

"That's not a lack of respect for Liverpool supporters or the football club. It's respect for the Everton supporters.

"You just can't do that. It goes against everything that I stand for. No chance."

And the 29-year-old added he would be more than willing to extend his contract with the Merseysiders, and that he is desperate to appear in - and win - the FA Cup final, having come close to lifting the trophy with Millwall in 2004.

Everton face Manchester United in the semi-finals at Wembley later this month.

"Every time I score, the passion comes out and I try to relay that back to the fans and to the players and the staff at how grateful I am to be playing for such a good club," he said.

"I am part of the furniture at Everton but I don't take it for granted. I've got a chance of the FA Cup. I've got a lot of years left at Everton and hopefully I can make it longer, but it depends what the club thinks of you."

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