Leon Osman is keen to extend his contract at Everton.

"The manager is looking to build something here," Osman told evertonfc.com. "All the players who have signed deals have committed themselves for the next four or five years, so the future is looking bright and things aren't at present too bad either."

Osman flourished on Saturday against Sunderland, playing in an attack-minded midfield with Arteta and Steven Pienaar.

"Everything clicked into place and it was certainly the most enjoyable game I've played in," said Osman. "We had the confidence to try things that we might not normally do and we worked really hard to get into good positions.

"We have got the type of players who are comfortable in attacking positions and can express themselves. We all know how the game against Liverpool turned out and maybe that was the thing that pulled us together.