The product of our Academy - and age group teammate of Ledley King - left the Club in 2000 to join QPR and has since had stints with Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton.
The tall striker admits his Liverpool side were concerned over the prospect of facing us ahead of last weekend's encounter, a cagey game which took a spectacular Harry Kewell strike to decide.
"It did and it took a great volley from Harry to settle the game," said the 24-year-old. "It was a worthy goal to do it.
"There is a lot at stake at the moment, we are close to each other in the table. There were chances in the game and thankfully we took our big one.
I still know a few of the lads, I am big mates with Ledley and we grew up together from our schoolboy days at the club
It is a good side now, we were concerned over having to win to keep them off our back, if you like.
"Spurs are playing superbly and it is good to see Ledley doing so well. There are none better, I rate him as being up there with the best of them, he is top class and I have known since the age of 14 that he was going to be a top player."
"Without a doubt Spurs can stay up there, when you look at the squad and see you can bring on players like Defoe and Lennon, who would be good players for any team. If you can bring them on you have always got a chance.
"I believe Tottenham have a big chance of staying in and about where they are at the moment."
Former-Spur Peter Crouch believes our current crop of players have what it takes to record a big Premiership finish.