Tot­ten­ham are all about mo­men­tum so why would Poch want to rest Kane?

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put up with him look­ing lost for much longer. They want to see a boss who is de­ci­sive and has be­lief in what he does.

And they want to see a team which re­flects that.

I get where Moshiri was com­ing from. He’s in­vested a lot of money, will in­vest far more in a new sta­dium and wants to en­sure they have a win­ning team when they move into it.

For me, that means back­ing the man­ager. If you are go­ing to talk about where you want the club to be and what your am­bi­tions are, then you have to give him the re­sources to meet those de­mands.

Silva said he would have to get rid of play­ers be­fore he brings any more in. That’s un­der­stand­able with a big squad, but re­ally it is time to back the man­ager and see if he’s the right man to lead Ever­ton into the fu­ture the owner talks about. AS I’ve al­ready de­tailed in my words on Harry Kane (above), I’m a great be­liever in get­ting games won be­fore you rest play­ers.

So it’s in­ter­est­ing to see how Liver­pool re­act in the next few weeks to their first real blip of the sea­son, which, I think, was brought on by them­selves. Any side can be for­given for los­ing at Manch­ester City, es­pe­cially the way Jur­gen Klopp’s team played at the Eti­had.

But maybe he should have re­acted by putting Mo Salah (left) and Roberto Firmino in from the start at Wolves in the FA Cup.

Win the game, then rest them, rather than chase the game.

It’s gone now, of course, but I felt it brought un­nec­es­sary pres­sure at Brighton, when Liver­pool need to keep the tem­per­a­ture down go­ing into each game.

Maybe you could feel that in the per­for­mance at Wolves. But let’s take some pos­i­tives. They blooded a few young­sters, in­clud­ing 16-year-old cen­tre-back Ki-Jana Ho­ever (below) – and that is al­ways a huge process for a club.

Credit to Klopp for nudg­ing out a 1-0 vic­tory against the Seag­ulls after a cou­ple of de­feats, but there’s still the ques­tion of whether Liver­pool’s mo­men­tum has been stalled a lit­tle – and only the next few weeks will tell us.

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