Gylfi Sigurdsson believes he can play alongside James Rodriguez at Everton.

Sigurdsson recorded a hat-trick of assists in the thrilling 5-4 FA Cup fifth round victory over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month without Rodriguez featuring before the pair started the dismal home defeat to Fulham four days later.

Sigurdsson and Rodriguez have played together from the off eight times this season, winning four and losing four. They were part of victories over West Ham United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday.

But the duo were also in the starting XI for defeats to Southampton, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Fulham in the Premier League, with the latter three coming at Goodison Park.

Sigurdsson said : "I personally feel we can play in the same team, and I'm sure the manager thinks so too as we've played some games together.

"Obviously, we can't play in the same position, so we're going to have to work around that.

"He's fantastic on the ball, technically very good, can see passes that no one else sees, and has got an eye for goal. We're players that aren't going to be playing out wide with much pace.

"You'd expect someone like Alex Iwobi or Richarlison with more pace and with the ability to be more direct running with the ball to be out wide.

"In the Wolves game, we both played as 'strikers' which was a bit different for both of us as we've hardly played in that position, but we ended up coming away with a win. I feel it's more than possible and I think both of us believe that."

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After scoring the decisive second goal in the win at Liverpool last weekend, Sigurdsson also warned his team-mates the visit of Southampton on Monday is a must-win.

He added: "If we can get a few results back-to-back, it would set us up nicely for the last couple of months of the season.

"Beating Liverpool shows we're moving in the right direction, but these three points are only going to count for something if we pick up another three on Monday."