Stephen Warnock is expected to feature for Liverpool tonight in Carling Cup combat at White Hart Lane and Calum Davenport delivered a particularly good reference on the young midfielder.
The former Anfield trainee spent the last campaign on a season-long loan to Coventry City and was an impressive figure for the Sky Blues, so much so that he won the Player of the Year award - with Calum winning the Players' Player of the Year gong.
Reports on his progress at Highfield Road must have caught the eye of Liverpool's new boss Rafa Benitez when he arrived in the summer and Warnock has clocked up 13 appearances so far this season, including a run-out as substitute at the Lane on the opening day.
"I think Coventry tried to sign him, but Liverpool appointed a new manager who must have liked what he'd seen on tapes maybe and they've given him a new deal," said Calum on the left-sided player.
"Full credit to him, when he has come in he has done well. He is a good, solid player with the right attitude and he will do well up there."
Warnock is expected to play tonight as Liverpool ring the changes with a Barclays Premiership trip to Aston Villa and a vital Champions League encounter with Olympiakos in mind.
Stephen Gerrard has not travelled, while Igor Biscan, Salif Diao, Darren Potter, Zac Whitbread, Jerzy Dudek and Antonio Nunez are likely to play a part.
Calum, who is not available due to being cup-tied, admires the grit displayed by Warnock on and off the pitch, a spirit that has seen him recover from two leg fractures.
"He doesn't mind a tackle, Steve. Sometimes you can get hurt when you play like that and he is a '100 per center' when he plays and has unfortunately had two broken legs.
"He now seems to have put that behind him and is doing well. Any kid that comes through the Liverpool ranks gets taught well and it was clear he had ability.
"Sometimes you need the right luck or the right breaks at the right time to make a name for yourself and hopefully he can carry on doing so."