With the Toffees' chances of securing a European place looking distant with just two matches remaining the Australia international could have been forgiven for wanting to take a back seat.
Up for the battle: But Cahill (left) is looking forward to a 'massive rest' this summer
However, the 31-year-old, who made a 26-minute substitute appearance in the weekend's 2-1 win over Manchester City, epitomises the spirit within the squad and wants to see the season through to its conclusion before taking it easy.
'I'm happy to be on the bench and coming on because three weeks ago they'd written me off and said my season was over,' Cahill told the Liverpool Echo.
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'Yes, I take a massive risk playing but it's worth it on days like Saturday.
'I still feel my foot injury. I'm going to have to get a massive restin the summer but I want to be a part of these good moments and help make a change.
'Maybe sometimes I don't do myself justice playing because people might feel I'm unfit or not moving well, but the matter of the fact is I'm 80% fit.'
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