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Monday, December 16, 2013

Goal Highlights: Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool

EPL - Tottenham v LiverpoolLuis Suarez was the creator and provider in his first Barclays Premier League match as Liverpool captain, leading the side to a resounding 5-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

The 26-year-old was handed the armband for the second time in his Reds career as Steven Gerrard was missing through injury.

He was on the scoresheet twice, and superbly helping to create the other three goals, which were claimed by Jordan Henderson, Jon Flanagan and Raheem Sterling.

There was just one change to the starting line-up, with Lucas Leiva returning to the team in the place of Gerrard.
The Reds were presented with a chance in the first minute, as the brilliant Suarez played in Philippe Coutinho, but the midfielder wasn't expecting the ball, and snatched at his shot.
The trend continued in the opening stanza, with Liverpool asking Spurs all kinds of questions in and around their box. Sterling was the creator-in-chief, bursting forward and getting the better of Kyle Naughton.

On 16 minutes, he skipped down the right channel and put pressure on Hugo Lloris' near post. In the next move, the winger got behind Spurs' defence again, but the French 'keeper averted the danger.
Suarez had seen an earlier effort go marginally wide, but there was no such repeat when Henderson slipped him in on 18 minutes.

Full report: Official Liverpool FC

Monday, March 11, 2013

Full-Time Highlights: Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham

Liverpool-vs-TottenhamSteven Gerrard's late penalty secured a dramatic 3-2 victory for Liverpool over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds captain struck home from the spot with eight minutes remaining of an end-to-end contest to seal the three points.

Luis Suarez had put the Reds ahead on 21 minutes with a slick instant finish from Jose Enrique's pass in the box.

Spurs equalised just before half-time when centre-back Jan Vertonghen headed Gareth Bale's centre home from yards out.

The visitors' No.5 then put them in front shortly after the break when he lashed home a loose ball in the box from a free-kick the Reds couldn't clear to safety.

But Liverpool levelled on 66 minutes when Hugo Lloris made a mess of trying to deal with a wayward back pass, allowing Stewart Downing to go through on goal and drill into the net with the 'keeper out of position.

Then it was left to Gerrard to have the final say after Beniot Assou-Ekotto had brought down Suarez in the box - and the No.8 made no mistake with a low finish to clinch victory and move the Reds up to sixth in the Barclays Premier League.

The pre-match team news confirmed Pepe Reina would miss the contest due to injury, with Brad Jones deputising in the absence of the Spaniard. Daniel Sturridge, however, returned to an attack-minded starting XI after a knock.

Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher notched up his 500th league appearance for the club - only the second man to do so in Anfield history following Ian Callaghan.

Full report: Official Liverpool FC

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Full-Time Highlights: Tottenham Hotspurs 2-1 Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers was left ruing a penalty that wasn't given as a Gareth Bale-inspired Tottenham prevailed 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

Bale scored one and set up another within 16 minutes before Liverpool launched a gallant comeback.

Steven Gerrard was denied a penalty and Luis Suarez had an effort cleared off the line before a Bale own-goal made it a tense final 20 minutes for the home team.

Andre Villas Boas' side hung on and the result leaves Liverpool 10 points away from the top four.

Rodgers named an unchanged side from that which drew 0-0 at Swansea on Sunday, and they were soon to find themselves behind. Bale had already tested Pepe Reina with a vicious free-kick when, on seven minutes, the Welshman whizzed beyond Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Joe Allen before directing a perfect cross towards an unmarked Lennon at the back post.

Liverpool seemed to respond well and Suarez was soon to be denied by Hugo Lloris from 18 yards. Henderson then missed an open goal from just outside the box - though he was under heavy pressure from Kyle Walker.

These are the moments which turn games and sadly for Liverpool they were soon to find themselves 2-0 down, again thanks to the brilliance of Bale. His eighth goal of the campaign came from a lashed free-kick on 16 minutes which appeared to take a deflection off the wall and totally wrong-footed Reina.

A dangerous Downing cross was missed by both Jose Enrique and Suarez, while Enrique had a snapshot on the turn saved after excellent work from Johnson.

Full report: Official Liverpool FC

Monday, July 30, 2012

Video Highlights: Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool

lfc-tour-usaFabio Borini made his debut and Steven Gerrard returned as Liverpool brought their tour of North America and Canada to a close with a 0-0 draw against Barclays Premier League rivals Tottenham at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The new signing from Roma and the captain both played half an hour against Spurs as Brendan Rodgers introduced several players who had been handed extended leave following Euro 2012.
Spurs winger Gareth Bale had an instant chance to break the deadlock, running clear on goal straight from kick-off but his effort at Brad Jones was deflected out for a corner, which the Reds subsequently cleared.
Also making his first appearance in pre-season, Stewart Downing had the first sight of goal for the Reds, sending a cross-shot into the box from the right hand side which curled dangerously but not enough to trouble former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
Jonjo Shelvey, who impressed from midfield during the 2-1 defeat by Roma on Wednesday, showed positivity again from the centre, driving forward and planting a shot from distance into Friedel's hands on 13 minutes.
Tottenham tried to respond three minutes later, when young striker Harry Kane received a through ball inside the Reds' penalty area and guided a shot around Martin Skrtel which rolled narrowly wide.

Downing drifted in from his position on the right again in the 23rd minute and when his shot was blocked, the ball arrived at Adam Morgan, via Joe Cole, in a promising position but the striker dragged his attempt off target.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tottenham winning the race to sign Liverpool transfer target

sigurdssonSky sources understand Tottenham are confident of signing Swansea and Liverpool target Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson spent the latter half of last season on loan with the Swans from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim and appeared set to complete a permanent deal this summer.

But the situation was complicated when Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield last month, sparking interest from the Reds.

Spurs could now snatch the youngster from under the noses of their Premier League rivals.

German newspaper Bild claims the managerless North Londoners have lined up an £8million deal for the 22-year-old Iceland international.

The former Reading midfielder scored seven goals in 19 games for Swansea last term and was named the Premier League player of the month for March.

Hoffenheim have given Sigurdsson until Saturday to secure a move to England having allowed him extended leave after they returned to pre-season training just over a week ago.

Swansea thought they had secured the player on a permanent basis after agreeing a club-record £6.8million fee soon after the end of the season but before Sigurdsson could complete a medical their manager was lured to Liverpool.

Rodgers admitted he would be interested in signing the midfielder for the Reds but stressed the player had to first speak to new Swansea boss Michael Laudrup.

When the prospect of him moving to the Liberty Stadium having diminished it seemed Anfield would be his next stopping place but now it could be White Hart Lane.

Last week Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel, himself a former Liverpool player, said of Sigurdsson's planned move: "If, by the deadline on June 30, he has done nothing then he will return to his pre-season with us.

"We have agreed this with him."

Sigurdsson is contracted to Hoffenheim for another two years but despite impressing in his first campaign in 2010/11 he dropped down the pecking order last season, forcing his loan to Swansea.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rumour Mill: Liverpool set to bid £8M for Tottenham centre back

Steven-CaulkerLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Tottenham Hotspur and England Under-21 defender Steven Caulker to be his first signing at Anfield.

The former Swansea manager is determined to be reunited with the 20-year-old, who spent the duration of last season on loan at the Liberty Stadium.

Before joining Liverpool, Rogers expressed a desire to keep the highly-rated centre-half in South Wales for another season but now wants Caulker to join him on Merseyside.

Spurs remain interested in loaning out the England Under-21 international for another season to continue his development but have made it clear that Caulker, who is under contract in North London until July 2014, is not for sale.

Rodgers, however, is set to test Spurs resolve and is preparing an opening bid thought to be in the region of £8 million for the defender, who made 26 Premier League appearances last season for the Swans.

Rodgers believes Caulker is good enough to challenge for a first team spot at Anfield and this could tempt the youngster to push for a move. Spurs already have French international defender Younes Kaboul on their books and are close to finalising a deal to bring Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen to White Hart Lane.

Rodgers, privately feels the 6 foot 3 inch star will be an England regular within a year and is willing to increase his offer for the youngster should Spurs rebuff Liverpool’s opening bid.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Liverpool wants Barcelona playmaker

Ibrahim-AfellayLiverpool FC long-term transfer target and want-away Barcelona playmaker, Ibrahim Afellay could be donning the red shirt of Merseyside. But with the Catalan giants ready to accept offers in the region of £6 million, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle have all been alerted to the availability of Barcelona playmaker.

The midfielder was signed by Barcelona from PSV Eindhoven for a cut-price £2.3 million after he entered the last year of his contract with the Dutch side, and despite showing immense promise initially, an injury hampered his progress at the Spanish giants. After returning from injury, it is thought that he would be available for as little as £6 million, which is considered a bargain for a player of such a high quality.

Barcelona have put the 26-year-old up for sale and believe his starting berth for Holland at the Euro's will be a perfect platform to boost his price.

According to reports, not only will Afellay be available for purchase this summer, but he'll be available for a lot less than expected. This makes it crucial for the Reds to pursue him.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Anfield Cat aka @AnfieldCat becomes Twitter sensation

The cat that wandered onto the pitch during Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham has already drawn some 36,000 followers on a Twitter account.

Anfield Cat The grey and white tabby ran onto the field 11 minutes into the first half of the match at Anfield football stadium in Liverpool. It scampered toward Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel's goal and past Kop manager Kenny Dalglish before being scooped up by a steward and carried off the pitch.

Shortly after the cat's one-minute appearance on the pitch, though, a Twitter profile, @AnfieldCat, sprang up, and attracted thousands of followers.

The account, which claims to be the "official twitter of me, the Anfield Cat", so far includes tweets such as, “just had villas boas on the phone asking me to teach fernando torres how to get in the box,” “was scratching at the shankly gates all night last night, back inside now and working on my ball control with @Dirk_18_Kuyt,” “fernando torres reportedly jealous I got a bigger cheer than he has all season,” and “milk is so expensive at football stadiums, it’s an epic swindle.”

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Match Report: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

By guest writer: Jamie McLaughlin

A big match for both teams with Spurs still in the hunt for the league title and Liverpool are in the chase for a top four spot. Spurs humbled Liverpool earlier in the season, when they won 4-0, with Liverpool finishing the match with only nine players. But Liverpool has been on a good run of form recently and they would be looking to gain revenge at Anfield. Liverpool supporters were buoyed with anticipation of the return of Luis Suarez after serving his ban.

The Team

The big team news of the night was that Suarez would start the game on the bench as Dalglish started with Carroll, Kuyt and Bellamy as an attacking threat. Dalglish had to make a defensive change with Enrique having a slight injury, so Johnson was deployed at left back and Martin Kelly slotted in at right back. Jay Spearing accompanied Adam and Gerrard in midfield. Spurs had a few players missing but their biggest loss was manager Redknapp who was stranded in London as his plane was grounded due to fog.

The Match

Liverpool started brightly and almost took the lead when Gerrard played in Carroll, but Dawson slid in with a terrific last ditch tackle that left the Kop shouting for a penalty. Minutes later Gerrard blasted a free-kick into a defensive wall after Johnson had been fouled.

The game was briefly interrupted when a stray cat entered the field of play in what was one of the highlights of the first half as chances were few. Liverpool had the majority of the possession as they looked for the opening goal and Spearing came close with a 25 yard rocket which went inches wide. Glen Johnson had a shot saved by the legs of Friedel as he tried his luck.

The second half continued in the same theme as the first with chances few. Bale drilled a low shot early before receiving a booking for shoving Agger in the chest. Spurs looked to frustrate Liverpool as the half ticked on and they began to sit very deep as Liverpool probed for an opening.

Kelly had a shot from the edge of the box well saved before Dalglish sent on Suarez with 30 minutes to go resulting in an ovation from the Kop. Chances remained few as the visitors “parked the bus”. Andy Carroll shot over after getting on the end of a dangerous cross from Kelly.

Spurs almost stole the 3 points when Bale beat the offside trap to go one on one with Reina, but Reina stood firm and blocked Bale’s effort before the Liverpool defence hacked clear. Moments later Gerrard picked out Suarez, but the striker could only head straight at Friedel. The game ended 0-0 and another frustrating draw for Liverpool.


Dalglish put out a very strong team and I suppose it was to be expected that Suarez would start on the bench. It was a fiercely contested match with both teams cancelling each other out and both working very hard to put their opponents under pressure. Andy Carroll played well once again and caused problems to the Spurs defence. Liverpool had good spells of possession, but the final ball was poor far too often. Liverpool nullified the attacking threat of Spurs and danger man Bale only really had that one chance at the end. Liverpool didn’t create enough chances to win the match and it was disappointing to only draw, but credit to Spurs they defended superbly.

Man Of The Match – Skrtel – another solid performance with some crunching tackles.

Written by Jamie McLaughlin, who writes for Anfield News

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Video Highlights: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Match Preview: Liverpool v Tottenham

Kenny Dalglish has admitted that he still has not forgotten about Liverpool's 4-0 hammering by Tottenham earlier in the season.

The loss at White Hart Lane remains the heaviest the Reds have suffered since the Scot returned for his second spell in charge of the club, just over a year ago.

Liverpool will be looking for revenge when they welcome Tottenham to Anfield on Monday night, and Dalglish says that plenty of lessons were learned by their thrashing in north London in September.

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Team News

Striker Luis Suárez returns from an eight-match suspension and will go straight back into the squad to face Tottenham at Anfield on Monday.

The Uruguay international has not played since Boxing Day and is likely to be given a place among the substitutes.

Captain Steven Gerrard is also back having been rested for the midweek win at Wolves.

New signing Louis Saha could make his Tottenham debut at Liverpool. Jermain Defoe is unlikely to play, Rafael van der Vaart is struggling with a calf problem and Emmanuel Adebayor hobbled off during Tuesday's win over Wigan with a hamstring complaint.

Aaron Lennon is extremely doubtful, William Gallas and Tom Huddlestone are unavailable, but Kyle Walker (groin) and Ledley King should be fit.

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Match Notes

There was once a time Tottenham needn't have bothered to turn up at Anfield. All they ever left with was a match programme. Times have changed. In a battle of two pure footballing teams, Spurs now outpass and outpace the Merseysiders. They've embarrassed Kenny Dalglish twice since he took over, most notably with an emphatic 4-0 at White Hart Lane. The return of Luis Suarez could make this unmissable entertainment.

Red's Fury™ Prediction: Liverpool 2 Tottenham 1

Liverpool go into Monday’s clash in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League, 11 points behind third-place Tottenham.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rumour Mill: Liverpool heighten up the chase for Lucas’ cover

Just two weeks away for the January transfer window to re-opens.

It has been revealed that Premier League giant Liverpool are eyeing Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

The 26-year-old is one of a handful of players in the position to be linked with the Reds, as Kenny Dalglish considers his options following a season-ending injury picked up by Brazilian Lucas Leiva.

Seydou Keita, Cheick Tiote and Sandro have also been placed on the radar, but reports in The Independent claim Liverpool are plotting a loan move on the French international.

Diarra has Barclays Premier League experience from his time at Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth, whilst Tottenham Hotspur were also linked with a move for the player in the summer.

Liverpool also reportedly joining the chase for Newcastle’s £25million-rated ­midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Kenny Dalglish sent a scouting mission to St James’ Park yesterday as the Ivorian, 25, played his first game since October 22, against ­Swansea.

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Source: Total Football Madness

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Rumour Mill: Liverpool to raid Tottenham for Samba midfield star

Reports are suggesting that Liverpool may look to Tottenham this January as they strive to fill a gap in the midfield left vacant by the long-term injury of Lucas Leiva.

It was uncovered last week that the Brazilian anchorman would miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in the Carling Cup clash against Chelsea.

Sandro is frustrated at a lack of playing time at Spurs but they want him to stay as cover for Scott Parker.

The 22-year-old signed for Tottenham in 2010 for £8million, but despite brief glimpses of quality, has never nailed down a regular role in Harry Redknapp's side.

Now Dalglish is believed to be pondering a move for the former Internacional  starlet, although Italy has been mooted as the midfielder's most likely destination should he leave White Hart Lane.

His agent Luiz Paulo Chignall admits nothing can be ruled out at the present time.

   “In football you can never rule anything out, though, with it possible that negotiations will see all parties reach an agreement. Many clubs have contacted me for information on his situation, but there has been no official proposal," he's reported as saying in the paper.”

Jay Spearing is currently being tipped to fill the void at Anfield after Lucas joined skipper Steven Gerrard on the treatment table, with the Liverpool boss being coy over any possible activity during the transfer window.

Seydou Keita, Lassana Diarra and Yann M'Vila have also been linked with Liverpool moves, and Sandro is the latest name to be added on a speculative hitlist.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Video: Dalglish refuses to blame referee

Kenny Dalglish believes Liverpool's sluggish start was the overriding factor behind Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham.

The Reds conceded a stunning opener to Luka Modric after six minutes before losing Charlie Adam to a second yellow card just prior to the half hour mark.

Martin Skrtel also saw red in the second half as further goals from Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor (2) capped a miserable day for Dalglish and co.

Speaking at his post match press conference the Liverpool manager said: "We started the game short of the level we have been at recently.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Liverpool are ready to make Chelsea a swap deal

There are growing speculation that Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen on reuniting with former FC Porto man Raul Meireles and Kenny Dalglish maybe tempted to consider an offer for the Portuguese international, just as long as Liverpool get striker Daniel Sturridge in return.

Raul Meireles The heavily tattooed Portuguese midfielder has seemingly fallen out of favour with Dalglish – he only came on a substitute during last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland at Anfield – and, given the club's excessive collection of central players, is now available for transfer.

Chelsea are frustrated over their attempts to sign Luka Modric from Tottenham Hotspur and with the manager, Andre Villas-Boas, acutely aware of Meireles's talents from their time together at Porto a move for the 28-year-old does seem plausible. Liverpool will, though, want close to £12million for the player. There is also growing speculation that Israeli international Yossi Benayoun could be used as a makeweight in the pursuit of Luka Modric.

Dalglish is keen to bolster his defensive option with the sales of Meireles, with Bolton’s Gary Cahill and Birmingham’s Scott Dann heavily linked to Anfield.

Chelsea are looking to add creativity to a midfield that has a great deal of brawn in the shape of John Obi Mikel, Ramires and Michael Essien but not so much in the way of forward momentum aside from ageing Frank Lampard and youngster Josh McEachran.

Although, Liverpool are keen to bolster its defensive options before the transfer window closes. Dalglish would also like to purchase a forward to cover for January signing of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. A possible swap deal or cash plus Meireles for Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge maybe on the card.

Sturridge will not be keen to spend the season on the Blues bench having experienced a taste of regular Premier League football whilst on loan at the Reebok Stadium last term and the 21 year old may be keen on any move that brings him nearer to first team football.

If the rumour are to be true on Bolton interest in Frenchman David N’Gog and he could be offloaded to the Reebok Stadium.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Black Cats to pounce on Aqua

There are reports Liverpool could send unsettled Alberto Aquilani to Sunderland for £14million after his move to Juventus fell through.

The Italy international said several times he wanted to remain in Serie A, but the Bianconeri did not take up their option after a season there on loan.

Alberto Aquilani It's now reported Sunderland are willing to pay £14million to take Aquilani off Liverpool's hands.

The Black Cats are said to be in negotiations with the Anfield side, beating competition from Tottenham.

Aquilani showed in his season at Juve that he has recovered from the numerous injury problems that plagued the last few years at Roma and Liverpool.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Liverpool to swoop for £20M England winger

Aaron Lennon has joined the long list of players Liverpool are hoping to sign, with the Reds rumoured to be planning a £20 million bid for the Spurs winger.

Aaron Lennon Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has already brought in Jordan Henderson from Sunderland this summer, but is looking to add further creative players to his squad.

Negotiations to buy Blackpool's Charlie Adam are ongoing and the Reds are expected to wrap up an £18 million deal for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing in the near future.

Reports suggest Dalglish will turn his attention to Lennon once the Downing transfer is completed, as he attempts to bring in players who can create chances for £58 million strike duo Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp would be reluctant to sell Lennon, but knows he is likely to need to offload one of his big-name players to fund his own squad rebuilding plans.

Allowing the England wideman to leave would be a more attractive prospect to him than losing either Luka Modric or Gareth Bale.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Friedel snubs Reds for Spurs

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has agreed to join Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a two-year contract.

The experienced American had been considering his future over the past few weeks with a host of clubs from both the Premier League and abroad chasing his signature.

Brad Friedel Once the 40-year-old had opted not to move back to the continent, where he previously played for Turkish giants Galatasaray, that left him with four options in England.

His current club Villa were keen for him to extend his three-year stint, having played over 100 Premier League games for the club following his switch from Blackburn.

One of his former clubs Liverpool also made him an offer, whilst West Bromwich Albion also offered him the chance to stay in the Midlands.

But, after mulling over his options, Friedel has now opted to accept Harry Redknapp's offer of a move to White Hart Lane.

The signing of Friedel is likely to place question marks over the future of Heurelho Gomes, but Redknapp insists he wants the Brazilian to stay at the club.

Redknapp told the club's official website: "Brad is a top goalkeeper of real quality who has great experience.

"It is good to have three such experienced top goalkeepers at the club in Gomes, Carlo (Cudicini) and now Brad, and it means we have competition for places particularly with the number of games we will hopefully face next year both domestically and in Europe as well."

Friedel's agent Tony McGill emphasised what a tough decision it was for the keeper to leave Villa.

"Yes, I can confirm Brad has chosen Spurs, but it was a very difficult decision to leave Villa," McGill told

"Brad has really enjoyed his time there, the fans and staff have been exceptional, especially Paul Faulkner [Villa chief executive], and I know Brad will wish Villa nothing but success.

"But Brad felt the time was right to move on, and he has not been short of offers. The last 48 hours have been hectic.

"Brad is now looking forward to moving to Tottenham and pushing for a starting place and helping them back into the top four next season."

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Extended Video Highlights: Liverpool 0-2 Tottenham

Liverpool's hopes of Europa League qualification have been dealt a blow after Tottenham Hotspur claimed a 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.


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