The Japanese was impressed by the Blues for their 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
"I watched their derby against Liverpool [3-3 draw at Goodison] and thought they were a good team technically and are very strong, particularly going forward," Kagawa told United Review, the official programme for this evening's match.
"Everton have a lot of experience and it’s going to be hard tonight but whoever we play, we need to impose our own game. I’m expecting a good, hard-fought match but we need to be calm and concentrate, no matter who we’re playing."
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