Former Tottenham Hotspur star Jamie O’Hara has named a controversial combined XI ahead of the club’s clash with Liverpool.
The Reds will be delighted with their start to the new season as Jurgen Klopp’s side are yet to taste defeat and are on a seven-game win streak. Liverpool’s team may have undergone significant changes over the summer but the same winning mentality remains as the club are unbeaten in 19 games across all competitions, stretching back to last season.
Liverpool travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, who are enjoying their own successful start to the campaign under new boss Ange Pstecoglou, winning four of their six league games. Ex-Spurs midfielder O’Hara has been buoyed by the club’s displays and suggested that Liverpool are no longer the same force that won major honours in recent years.
Asked to name his combined XI, O’Hara began by picking Alisson over new Spurs ‘keeper Guglielmo Vicario. However, moving into defence, the ex-Spurs midfielder suggested that Liverpool are no longer the same force that has consistently challenged for major honours.
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“Virgil van Dijk? No! People need to stop living in the past!” O’Hara told Grosvenor Sport. “I’ll go with Ibrahima Konate and Cristian Romero. Micky van de Ven also gets a mention – he’s been unbelievable since he came in, but he doesn’t get in and Van Dijk doesn’t start for me either.”
He continued: “Left-back I’m going with Destiny Udogie over Andy Robertson – 100%. Have you seen how good he is? He’s been unreal for Tottenham this season. Robertson has been aRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk