Osman guarded against Wembley nerves
Midfielder Leon Osman has warned Everton against thinking Saturday's encounter against Liverpool is their final.
The Toffees have worked hard to get back to Wembley since their 2009 FA Cup defeat to Chelsea but Osman does not want it to end there and is wary of what the spectacle of a day out a Wembley can do to minds which are not fully focused.
"You enjoy the settings and what it is but it is a little bit strange because the final is at Wembley and you don't want to get sucked in to where you are because it is a semi-final game," said the 30-year-old, who was a member of the side beaten by Chelsea three years ago.
"The worry is you get all the way there, get to play at Wembley but you only get to play once in the semi and not the final. It is not the final so you have to be wary of that feeling.
"You have to put anxiety to the back of your mind, you have to go out and play the team you are up against and try to progress. We are going there to try to be confident because we want to be in that final."