Moyes - Neutrals with us

Toffees boss believes country wants to see Everton win

David Moyes: Believes his Everton side will have the backing of the country to win

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David Moyes feels the neutrals want Everton to beat Liverpool in their FA Cup semi-final.

The FA Cup semi-final between the two will be the first clash between the local rivals at the national stadium since Liverpool triumphed in the 1989 showpiece.

That game ended 3-2 to the Reds after extra time and Saturday's match is expected to be equally tight, with just a point and a place separating the two sides in the Premier League.

Everton go into the game in fine form and Moyes claims most of the country is behind his team.

"The neutral would want Everton to win," Moyes told reporters.

"The neutrals look at Everton and see the way we have tried to build the club, tried to develop the team.

"It gives hope to many other clubs. I'm not saying it is the right way but it is our way. It has been done with real hard graft. It has taken a length of period - that's why we have not been in enough semi-finals and finals."