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The Toffees manager feels that his side have a tough task going into their FA Cup semi-final match against Liverpool but now is the time to deliver success to the club

Everton manager David Moyes feels that his side will still be considered as the underdogs when the Toffees meet rivals Liverpool this weekend in the FA Cup semi-final.

Moyes' men have been in fine form in the Premier League, currently sitting seventh in the table, a point ahead of their Merseyside neighbours.

Despite his side's impressive recent results, the Scot sees Liverpool going into the match as favourites, but, with new January signings and promising form, the 48-year-old believes that they can go one better than their 2009 cup-final defeat.

"We have played really well, we have shown lots of good things and great character in what we have done and have got a bit of momentum," Moyes told reporters.

"We couldn't be going into the semi-final in any better form as we are in as good a condition as we possibly could be.

"We know we go into the game not as favourites [because] Liverpool have beaten us twice this year, so we have to put that in perspective.

"We are probably underdogs even though we are in fine form at this time.

"We feel good about ourselves but we are up against a side we know are as good as anyone on their day. They have won some really big games, but we have as well."

While Moyes hailed the new players that have come into the side, such as Nikica Jelavic, who has scored five goals in his first 10 games since arriving from Rangers in January, he also praised those already at the club who have stepped up.

"I have talked a lot about how the new players who have come in [in January] have made the difference, but the players already here have stepped up to the mark and they are in good form now," the Toffees boss stated.

"There are very few players who are not playing well and I want them to continue doing it and if they do we will make it as tough a game as possible for Liverpool.

"I think we have the experience. Hopefully most of the boys nowadays have been to Wembley as a player or in another capacity.

"I don't think being above Liverpool in the league gives us a psychological advantage. We are just in the mindset that it is a game of football.

"It is something I am sure we can deal with and go there and play as well as we have done - that is all we can ask."