With an injury crisis affecting Tottenham’s central midfield it seems very likely that Jake Livermore will be given his chance at Tynecastle tonight as Spurs take on Hearts in the first leg of this Europa League qualifier.
“We’ve got one midfield player really and that’s Jake Livermore, a young lad who’s been out on loan,” Harry said.
“We like Jake, he’s a kid who’s played in the Championship on loan at several clubs, and he’s the only central midfield player who’s available tomorrow.
“We’ll try to invent a new formation with one midfield player, we’ll see how we go.”
In goal, it remains to be seen whether Harry will go for Friedel or Gomes while BAE, Dawson and Kaboul seemed to be first choice with Corluka or Walker making up the back four.
VDV has been passed fit and given the defensive crisis could slot in with Livermore rather than play behind Crouch. Elsewhere in midfield it could be between Bale, Lennon, Kranjcar and possibly John Bostock as the only fit players.
Up front, if Redknapp does go with 4-4-2, it will be two from Crouch, Defoe and Pavlyuchenko although with the promise of using younger players, we could see the introduction of Kane or Coulibaly if Spurs take an early grip on this game.
With our Premier League opener against Manchester United just days away, here’s the team that we’d pick tonight. What would yours be?