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Howard urging Everton to forget about last Merseyside meeting

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard hopes that his teammates forget the recent 3-0 Merseyside loss to Liverpool.

The Toffees were easily beaten by the Reds at Anfield last month as Steven Gerrard helped himself to a hat-trick but the American gloveman has his fingers crossed that a performance similar to that is not reproduced in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.

"We know it is going to be battle but I don't think we are going to cloud our judgement with results which happened two or three weeks ago," he said.

"All that will do is cloud our thinking and we need to be ready for the game.

"I think it is very similar to a few weeks ago," he added. "A few people would have pegged us to go to Anfield and get a result and we got taken to the woodshed - it was a rough night.

"I think we enjoy the underdogs tag, we always seem to play better that way.

"It is no secret, that is how people seem to view us and we seem to have success in that role."

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