Exclusive – Everton have the quality to surpass Liverpool this season, claims Osman

first_imgLeon Osman claims Everton CAN finish higher in the Premier League table than arch-rivals Liverpool this season – despite the Reds’ spending spree.Brendan Rodgers’ side have splashed the cash this summer, following Luis Suarez’s departure for Barcelona, laying out around £90million on Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi, along with Southampton trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren.The Toffees haven’t been shy in the transfer market either, signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28m, and Osman, who will celebrate his testimonial on Sunday, believes Roberto Martinez’s side has what it takes to surpass their Merseyside rivals.When asked whether Everton can finish higher than Liverpool, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Yes we can. It’s going to be difficult though.“Liverpool have strengthened, but so have we.“We both have extra commitments with Europe this year but we aim to finish above them every season.”You can buy tickets to Leon Osman’s testimonial against FC Porto on Sunday, August 3, 4pm kick-off, by clicking herelast_img read more