It seems that even being away from Everton has not lessened the emotions of Jonjoe Kenny, if his latest comments are to be believed.
The full-back left the Toffees earlier this month, electing to move elsewhere at the end of his contract rather than remain at Goodison Park.
It brought an end to a life-long association with the Liverpool based club, having joined Everton as a youngster and went on to play for as a senior pro to boot.
He’s since moved to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga, electing to return to Germany after a successful loan spell with Schalke earlier in his career in an attempt to get his career back on track.
The full-back is now firmly in preseason mode with his new club, who are preparing for the return of the Bundesliga at the beginning of August.
Their first fixture sees them competing in a derby with Union Berlin, a tough test for the new boys like Kenny.
He, though, is more than accustomed to such atmospheres, having played in an Old Firm derby (for Celtic) and Merseyside derby as an Everton player against Liverpool, the latter of which he stills remembers fondly.
“The biggest is the Glasgow derby, but unfortunately, there were no fans there,” Morgen Post report him saying.
“Playing with Everton against Liverpool was particularly emotional. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve kind of hated Liverpool. It was always my dream to play against them, and luckily I did.
“(I know) what a derby win means to the Hertha fans. Those are games you look forward to, where you fight to win at all costs.”