By Tony Hughes
Jamie Redknapp has urged Harry Winks to go out on loan from Tottenham in the January window.
The Spurs midfielder played the full 90 minutes of his team’s 2-1 League Cup defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night.
The 20-year-old, who was making only his second senior start and his fifth appearance in all competitions, delivered a sound performance but a youthful Tottenham side were outplayed by an equally inexperienced Liverpool one.
Former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Redknapp is convinced that central midfielder Winks needs to get more game time in senior football under his belt.
Speaking on Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the Anfield showdown on Tuesday night, Redknapp said of Winks: “He was playing with those he normally does in the Under-23s.
“They did OK. They kept the ball well, there were some nice moments, but they need to play consistently – not Under 23s or 21s but go play against men in the Championship or if you can get on loan in the Premier League, that’s what they need.”
Winks has come through the ranks at Spurs and is one of a number of youngsters who have been promoted into the first team by Mauricio Pochettino in the League Cup this season.
Fellow academy products Cameron Carter-Vickers, 18, and Josh Onomah, 19, also started against Liverpool, while Shayon Harrison, 19, came off the bench after 83 minutes. Anton Walkes and Luke Amos, both 19, were unused substitutes.
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