"Listen, you can't hide from the fact there's a lot of hatred between the two teams," Neville told The Telegraph. "We'd do anything to beat each other.
"That said, there's real respect too. You look forward to the games, but you can't actually enjoy them because there's so much riding on them."
Despite their superior standing in the table, Everton go into the match having failed to record a win against their local rivals in two years.