Everton's Baines planning to make life easier for Cahill
Everton winger Leighton Baines plans to make life much easier for teammate Tim Cahill in the Merseyside derby on Sunday. The Toffees meet arch rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park in a vital fixture and Baines is determined to provide the Australian international with some sweet delivery.
"Tim is one of those players who if you put it in the right sort of area he can make something happen whether that is score a goal with his head or tee someone up," he told the Liverpool Daily Post.
"I am definitely conscious of trying to find him in good areas and if you do that more often than not he will make something of it. He has that natural instinct and is a tough customer for most of the centre halves because he is very elusive in the box.
"We do a lot of work on the crossing. We work on it as a team towards the end of the week and that puts everyone on the same page and helps me to provide assists which is enough for me," Baines added.
"When you help Tim or a striker to get a goal it is big for them. They need that for their confidence and it is nice to provide that. I take a bit of confidence from setting it up and it is another goal for the team and that is the main thing."