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Jake takes centre stage

Posted on 12 January 2012  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp reserved praise for Jake Livermore after his performance in central midfield against Everton.

Harry Redknapp reserved praise for Jake Livermore after his performance in central midfield against Everton.

Still only 22, Jake produced a man of the match display alongside Luka Modric up against the likes of Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini in the central areas as we ran out deserved 2-0 winners.

Jake, who was outstanding in an unfamiliar right-back role in Saturday's 3-0 FA Cup win against Cheltenham, continually won possession and kept his passing short and simple, starting a number of attacks.

In the end goals from Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto's screamer secured another victory and moved us to joint-second in the Premier League, level with Manchester United.

"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.

"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."

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