HEAD-TO-HEAD: Tottenham's Ryan Mason vs Hull's Jake Livermore

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How does Tottenham youngster Ryan Mason compare with one of their former talents, Hull's Jake Livermore?


*Tackles, interceptions, key passes and final third passes on a per game basis


Tottenham take on Hull City this weekend, giving Jake Livermore the chance to get one over on his former club.

He has started all 11 games for Hull this season, determined to lift his game to the level which once saw him called into the England squad.

Livermore has had a lot to say since leaving Tottenham, claiming they let him down in terms of opportunities, and with regard to Ryan Mason, stating he should have been in the first team two years earlier.

Mason broke into the side this season under Mauricio Pochettino after a series of loan spells, and has not looked back since. So how do the pair compare?

  GoalsAssistsKey PassesPassing AccuracyFinal Third PassesTackles WonInterceptionsAppearances
Jake Livermore 0 1 0.82 85% 6.45 1.73 2.09 11
Ryan Mason 0 1 0.67 81% 13.5 3 2 6

Livermore has struggled to have a decisive impact on games, with Mason matching his one assist in five less matches.

Mason likes to play in a more advanced role, as seen by him making more than double the number of passes in the final third.

This higher risk area is perhaps why his passing accuracy is lower than Livermore's but in terms of tackling, Mason is clearly the superior player based on the season's performances to date. When it comes to interceptions the pair are pretty much equal.

The one surprising area Livermore comes out on top is the fact he creates more chances per game on average, while a small amount, it's an area you may expect Mason to be better in, especially as he makes a far higher number of passes in the final third.

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