Manager David Moyes claims Everton have turned the corner and are ready to put together an improved run of results.
The Toffees' 1-0 Europa League victory over AEK Athens on Wednesday was only their second win in 12 games, but the manner of the performance in a crunch game has provided Moyes with reason for optimism.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's visit of Tottenham to Goodison Park, he told the club's official website:"We are turning that corner now.
"A week ago we had the Hull defeat and now we are through the last 32 (in Europe).
"It's like chalk and cheese and it's because the performance against Liverpool gave us a base to start believing in ourselves."
Everton will again be without a raft of first-team players with the likes of Phil Neville, Mikel Arteta, Jack Rodwell, Leon Osman and Victor Anichebe all missing through injury.
But despite the lengthy list of absentees, Moyes still believes that a resurgence for his 16th placed side is possible.
He added:"What I do know is the players look as though they are regaining a bit of confidence and are playing much better.
"Overall what I think is there is a great spirit at Everton and that won't ever go away. The players are now showing that to everyone."