By Richard Parks
BBC Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas was blown away by the “absolutely sensational” performance of Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen in his team’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool.
The centre-back, 30, played the full match, in a four-man defence, initially alongside Davinson Sanchez and, then, Eric Dier, when the Colombian was substituted midway through the second half.
Goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane cancelled out a Mohamed Salah double in an enthralling encounter that had a quite extraordinary climax.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jenas was struck by the performance of Tottenham’s left-sided centre-back.
“Salah still scored a world-class goal in the second half of course, but otherwise Spurs centre-half Jan Vertonghen was absolutely sensational,” Jenas told the BBC Sport website.
Vertonghen has been a beacon of consistency for the north Londoners this season and has arguably been their outstanding defender over the course of a campaign in which they have been unable to call upon Toby Alderweireld for three months.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side remain in fifth position in the Premier League and two points adrift of Liverpool in third.
Chelsea have the chance to climb back into the top three if they secure a win at Watford on Monday night.
In other Tottenham news, Joe Lewis’ transfer plan at White Hart Lane this summer is revealed.
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