Cahill is one of the most deadly men around corners, set-pieces and crosses in the Premier League and Redknapp, now a columnist for the Daily Mail, was in awe of the Australian international’s talents, rating him alongside some of the greats of the game.
“Tim Cahill is a freak. How can a 5ft 10in player jump so high and cause so many problems in the air?” he wrote.
“Bryan Robson was the best I saw as a kid at timing his arrival and perfecting his leap. David Platt was good at it too.
“Cahill must be a nightmare for defenders and holding midfielders. You know the Everton man is coming, but how do you stop him?”