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Tottenham boss talks up Livermore for England

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is touting rising star Jake Livermore as an England international of the future. Injuries to Sandro and Tom Huddlestone at the start of the season meant Livermore was thrust in to first-team action ahead of schedule and the 22-year-old has not looked back since.

Redknapp is delighted one of the club's academy products has gone on to become a first team regular.

"He (Livermore) could be (an England international)," the Spurs chief said.

"The sky is the limit for Jake. His attitude is so good. He wants to get to the top and when you have that type of attitude there is no reason why he can't do it. "He has the ability as well so he has a good chance."

The Enfield-born midfielder was shipped out on loan no fewer than five times before moving up to the first team, and Redknapp admits his predecessors thought Livermore was a lost cause.

"When I came here people weren't sure that he was ever going to make it," Redknapp said.

"He had his injuries. Some people were tending to write him off, but when I came here but from day one I just found him to be a fantastic boy.

"He did ever so well the other day in there with Sandro against Manchester United. I was pleased with those two. They were so good."

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