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Harry's Mersey treat

Posted on 15 May 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp felt we deserved Sunday's key 2-0 victory at Liverpool.

Harry's Mersey treat

Harry Redknapp felt we deserved Sunday's key 2-0 victory at Liverpool.

Rafa van der Vaart's volley and Luka Modric's penalty secured our first league win at Anfield since a 2-1 success in August, 1993.

The win leapfrogged us over the in-form Reds and back into fifth place in the Premier League with one match remaining.

We go into the final weekend of fixtures a point clear. We take on Birmingham City at the Lane next Sunday while Liverpool travel to Villa. Fifth place will secure European football next season in the Europa League.

A positive start paved the way for Sunday's win with Rafa striking inside 10 minutes.

Liverpool didn't create as many clear-cut chances as you would expect from a team in such fine form of late and the returning Ledley King - back for his first appearance since October - and the outstanding Michael Dawson kept the likes of Suarez, Carroll, Rodriguez and Kuyt at bay.

"Anfield ius always a difficult place to come and Kenny’s (Dalglish) done a fantastic job since he took over," said Harry. "We knew it would be tough. I saw them at Fulham (5-2 win last Monday) when they were fantastic.

"We started well. We got hold of the ball early, kept good possession, took control of the first 20 minutes and scored as well.

"Obviously, you then come under a bit of pressure but we kept the ball well and had some good performances, the back four was excellent and the goalkeeper did great as well.

"To come here and win, it’s a rarity for Tottenham. Four wins in 99 years just shows you how difficult the club has found it to win here but we did it today and we deserved it. It was a great performance.

"It was a big win for us. We had to win to try and finish above Liverpool and it’s still all to play for in the last game. We have a tough game against Birmingham, who need a result now.

"It won’t be easy but we’ve given ourselves a chance."