As widely predicted, Jake Livermore settled in to Scott Parker’s slot in the centre of midfield last night and coped admirably with the physical presence of Everton’s Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini. After filling in at right back against Cheltenham at the weekend, Jake moved into a more comfortable position and his all round performance drew praise from manager Harry Redknapp.
“Jake was fantastic, absolutely superb and I was delighted for him,” said Harry.
“As I’ve said many times, you couldn’t get a better lad than Jake. He’s a fantastic boy with a great attitude and he’s a really good player.
“If you had a club full of people like that you’d have a great football club.
Mention of his name on this site before last night’s match drew an equal mix of praise and criticism and there was even the suggestion that he could develop his game to the point where he is capable of doing as good a job as Scott Parker in that area of the pitch.
Can Jake Livermore have a great career at Tottenham? Harry Redknapp is in no doubt.
“When I first came to the club people said he wouldn’t make it at Tottenham. Well, he’s good enough to play for anyone,” Harry concluded.