The Tottenham star that Pochettino needs to recall against Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur should bring Nacer Chadli back into their starting line-up against Liverpool tonight.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should recall Nacer Chadli to his starting line-up against Liverpool tonight.

Chadli was forced to sit on the substitutes' bench during the side's match against Arsenal on Saturday, but he should be unleashed at Anfield.

The Belgium international may not have trained much at Spurs recently - after being given time off to recover from a family bereavement - but he could be vital to their chances of picking up three points at Liverpool.

Spurs exerted a huge amount of energy in beating Arsenal at the weekend and a freshening up may be required to ensure that their offensive play remains sharp.

  GoalsOntarget Scoring AttGoal AssistTotal Att AssistTotal ContestAccurate PassTouchesAppearancesMins Played
Nacer Chadli 7 16 5 28 56 520 900 21 1,447

Chadli has been in fine form this campaign, scoring nine times for the side in all competitions, and his return would be a major boost.

Although Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend can be weapons for the team, neither has shown the quality of Chadli this term and Pochettino should bring the 25-year-old back as soon as possible.

With Liverpool playing a system that leaves space down the flanks, Chadli's freshness could be key and if Pochettino is looking to incorporate him back into the team soon then tonight looks the best opportunity to do so.

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