Leon Osman: Liverpool add extra incentive

Leon Osman
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Leon Osman admits that Everton have extra incentive to progress in the FA Cup against Liverpool.

Everton midfielder Leon Osman has said that the FA Cup draw has given his side extra incentive to reach the final of the competition.

Osman, whose side travel to London for their semi-final showdown with rivals Liverpool this weekend, insists that nothing other than beating the Reds will matter to the Toffees come kickoff.

"It's a semi-final against our closest rivals," he told the club's official website.

"It gives us that extra incentive to go out there and win the game. It's the occasion where form goes out the window. It's a game of football – that's all that's important.

"That's what the FA Cup is all about. It doesn't matter whether it's Premier League or non-league. It's one more step."

Meanwhile, Everton have a one-point lead over Liverpool in the league.

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