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Jamie loves life at the Lane

Posted on 26 October 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Jamie Redknapp returns to Anfield today insisting he has no regrets about leaving Liverpool to join Tottenham in the summer.

Gerard Houllier's side may be sitting pretty at the top of the Barclaycard Premiership right now, but former England midfielder Redknapp is more than happy with his lot after becoming Glenn Hoddle's playmaker instead.

It will be Redknapp's first time back at Liverpool since his move to London, and he is confident of a warm welcome.

"I had some great times at Liverpool and I'm really looking forward to going back there," said Redknapp. "I believe I was lucky to play for them.

"Liverpool have done well this season and I'm not surprised by that, they're building all the time. I know the manager wants to win the league - that's what they're after.

"But I'm absolutely loving it at Spurs at the moment as well. We're in third position, playing well, everybody's getting fit and things are looking really good.

"Players coming back make a massive difference. That's the time to judge us, when we've got everybody fit and I think we're getting there. It's a tremendous achievement after ten games."

Redknapp was a hugely-popular figure at Anfield and even though his last years at the club were dogged by a serious knee injury, Houllier made him club captain such was the respect he had for the midfielder.

"I'm sure I'll get a good reception up there, I never caused them a minute's fuss, I tried my hardest and loved every minute of it," said Redknapp. "I'm looking forward to the game because we're in good form.

"It will be good to go back there and see some of the lads, I'm in touch with a few of them. I really enjoyed it there, but I've got no regrets about moving on."

Redknapp appears to have put his injury hell behind him and is looking forward to a challenging run which sees Spurs face Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in three of their next four games.

"There are no problems with the knee and I am enjoying my football," he said. "We've got some big games coming up, they're all important including the Worthington Cup (away to Burnley).

"It's not make or break, we've given ourselves a good start, and it's important we don't get beaten, but we also need to go there and give a good account of ourselves.

"These are the sort of games we have to prove ourselves in, let's go and get a result.

"I think we've had a few hard games, it's so true that there are no easy ones."

By Neil Silver, PA Sport