The Toffees midfield star has five goals in his 13 matches against Liverpool. And the Aussie admits the glamour tie brings out the best in his game.
He said: "I think it is one of the biggest matches other than playing for your country in a World Cup. The derby is magical.
"It is not only the day of the game, it is after, it is before, it is the grudges, the banter.
"For those 90 minutes the whole of Liverpool stops and you have countries around the world watching.
"Going into the game, whether you are injured or you have little problems whatever, it is forgotten.
"Everything is left on the pitch and for me, coming from Australia, I feel the same sort of attitude.
"I found it hard to get here, I have this opportunity so I just don't want to miss a second on the pitch — I want to try to affect it, hence why I've had so much joy in the derbies.
"For the fans and for me it means everything because it is part of my life now."