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Jake Livermore gives Tottenham verdict ahead of clash with Hull

By Harvey Byrne

Jake Livermore has stated that Tottenham have “quality all over the pitch” ahead of Hull’s clash against his former side.

The north London outfit are preparing to face the struggling Tigers at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.

The north east club boasts a high number of ex-Spurs players with Livermore, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and Ryan Mason currently in the ranks.

It is set to be a notable occasion for many of them and Livermore has shared his feelings towards Tottenham ahead of the encounter.

“It will be nice to go back there because I spent a lot of time growing up in and around Tottenham,” said Livermore to the official Hull website.

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“It will be nice to see a few old faces as well. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, right from the age of six or seven all the way up. There were some ups and downs, but I owe that club an awful lot for my progression and the opportunities they gave me.

“The fans were good to me and all the managers I played under. They have quality all over the field these days and I wish them all the best for the season, but as a Hull player now hopefully we can keep them at bay on Wednesday night.

Livermore, 27, made his Tottenham debut in 2010 at the age of 20 in a 2-1 victory over Stoke.

He struggled to become an established pro in the Premier League side, playing in 58 matches for Spurs before moving to Hull in 2014.

He has since racked up 137 appearances for Mike Phelan’s side and he will expected to start against his former team on Wednesday.

The Tigers go into the match in 19th place and many are expecting them to lose against Tottenham in fifth.

Additionally, Hull have won just one of their last 11 meetings and Spurs will be keen to maintain the strong record.

In other Tottenham news, Phelan has explained why Spurs are a threat.