Jake Livermore will earn a lot of praise after his all round display was capped off with Spurs’ third goal in their 5-0 demolition of Hearts. The 21 year old defender found himself thrust into the team after a midfield injury crisis and took his chance well. After cropping up with some useful goals in pre-season games of the past, he sealed his performance with his first competitive goal for the club.
“We’ve got a big squad with quality throughout but hopefully I can get my chance like I did tonight and take it,” said Jake after the game.
After his display, there should be no shortage of outside takers looking for a season long loan, but maybe he has got his wish for a place in the squad and more opportunities in the first team.
One game doesn’t tell us everything and while he’s no potential Modric replacement as yet, has Jake Livermore done enough to save Harry some money and to put the Parker/Rodwell etc rumours to rest for this season?