Liverpool legend may help Tottenham clinch final CL place

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and current Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood have history.

Sherwood, of course, was one of Kenny Dalglish's first signings when he became manager of Blackburn in 1991. Joining within a matter of months after Daglish's arrival, Sherwood became a mainstay - and Captain - of the Blackburn side that went on to win the Premier League in 1995.

Liverpool playing legend Dalglish had, of course, managed the Mersey side for 6 years before his appointment at Blackburn, winning 3 Division One titles and 2 FA Cups. He later went on to manage Newcastle United and Celtic, before returning to Liverpool as boss in 2011, winning the League Cup the following year.

Sherwood moved from Blackburn to Tottenham, and then had brief spells as a player at Portsmouth and Coventry City, before hanging up his boots in 2005. Three years later, however, Sherwood return to Tottenham as part of Harry Redknapp's backroom team.

Working as technical co-ordinator at the time Tottenham axed manager Andre Villas-Boas, Sherwood was tapped on the shoulder by club Chairman Daniel Levy in December. Since then, Sherwood has won over the doubters with his down-to-earth common sense approach and open manner, and a series of results that has put Tottenham back into the race for a top 4 Premier league finish - 3 away wins on the trot, and the best starting winning ratio of any Tottenham manager ever.

And what does Sherwood put down his early success as Tottenham manager down to ? Well, The Sun on Sunday quotes Sherwood putting some of it down to Liverpool's King Kenny, who he is said to ring up for advice all the time.

Now, 22 games into this Premier League season, Liverpool and Tottenham are in 4th and 5th slot respectively - separated only by goal difference. How ironic would it be then if, come the end of the season, Tottenham pip Liverpool for that final Champions League place thanks to the Liverpool legend. Time for Dalglish to keep his advice to himself ?

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