A couple of weeks ago we looked at some of the younger players in the Spurs set up and argued as to whether they should be sent out for further loan spells or whether the time had come to give them a chance in the first team squad.
While we considered Harry Kane, Andros Townsend and John Bostock, Jake Livermore was overlooked – largely because it seemed he was on the verge of joining Rangers on a season long loan.
At the weekend, Jake scored the winning goal in our 3-2 win over Brighton with a calm finish after a defensive error. It wasn’t as high profile as his previous goal against Barcelona in 2009 but it was a vital strike in the context of the game itself.
While we can’t judge him on that performance, does Livermore deserve a place in the squad next year or should he expect another loan for this season?
At 21, he isn’t the youngest of our fringe players, so has the time come to test him in the Premier League, either at Spurs or in the type of deal that has seen Steven Caulker loaned to Swansea and Kyle Naughton to Norwich?