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Blood Red: Liverpool FC can only dare to dream as Tottenham soar

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27 Nov 2010 00:00:00

ON the face of it, the resurgence of Tottenham is a major concern for Liverpool. Having gate-crashed the top four last season with their highest finish for two decades, Harry Redknapp's side have wooed all comers so far this term with their attacking swagger. There's no doubt they represent a huge threat to the Reds' hopes of ensuring their painful absence from the Champions League is brief. Spurs' motto is Audere est Facere (To Dare Is To Do) and they have certainly lived up to that in recent years. It's no secret how a club who have only managed to add two League Cups to their trophy cabinet in the past 19 years have managed to close the gap and then seemingly overtake Liverpool. While the Reds were dogged by under investment during the wretched reign of Tom Hicks and George Gillett, Spurs showed ambition. Redknapp - just like Juande Ramos and Martin Jol before him - has been handed the kind of cash required to realise supporters' dreams. When Tottenham beat Liverpool 2-1 on the opening day of last season the list of substitutes told you everything you needed to know about the depth of the respective squads. Sat behind Rafa Benitez was Diego Cavalieri, Martin Kelly, Andrea Dossena, Yossi Benayoun, Jay Spearing, Daniel Ayala and Andriy Voronin. With the exception of Benayoun, no-one capable of coming on and changing the course of a game.


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