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Everton attack has us well-placed for Liverpool showdown - Rounds

Everton assistant manager Steve Rounds feels the team's newfound goalscoring ability has put them in with a great chance to beat Liverpool this weekend.

The Toffees meet their Merseyside rivals in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday and with 12 goals in their last five outings in all competitions, Rounds is expecting a solid attacking display.

"We are delighted with the current form, we are playing well and scoring goals," said Round.

"Nikica (Jelavic) has had a great impact for us. He looks a top quality striker and when we did give him a breather (against Sunderland on Monday) it was good to see Denis Stracqualursi lead the line so well.

"Goals are coming from everywhere. Victor has got a couple in the last two, the likes of Leon Osman scoring more - we can get goals from other places. We are always a threat on set-plays; Marouane Fellaini is always likely to get one and I think Tim Cahill is ready to start scoring again and that is a very pleasing aspect.

"I have seen the players step up more but I don't think it is with the semi-final in mind, I think it is just the momentum and confidence which has been building.

"I do see the players improving week in, week out and that can only be a good thing at the moment."

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