LEON OSMAN reckons Everton will look forward to next week's Merseyside derby with confidence after rejuvenating their league campaign and sending out an emphatic FA Cup message.
The Toffees were more like their old selves as they overcame title-chasing Tottenham 2-1 with a performance full of attacking intent in the Premier League last week.
They followed that up by delivering on their promise to take the FA Cup seriously by crushing Scunthorpe 5-1 in their third-round tie at Glanford Park yesterday.
Their next game is away at fierce rivals Liverpool next Sunday, a match which will now mark the official homecoming of Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish as new Reds boss.
It is sure to be an emotional occasion but Everton are keen not to let their newfound momentum slip.
Midfielder Leon Osman said: 'We are really looking forward to it, it is our next game.
'Hopefully with a little bit of confidence we've got now going into it we can get the right result.
'I am sure the change of manager will affect them in a way but there is nothing we can do about that.
'We have got to concentrate on ourselves, take no notice of what is happening off the field there and go there and put on a show that we know we are capable of.'