Liverpool fans mock Tottenham on Twitter for letting Kevin Stewart leave

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Former Tottenham trainee Kevin Stewart impressed for Liverpool in their FA Cup clash last night.

Kevin Stewart made the most of his opportunity once again for Liverpool by impressing against West Ham in the FA Cup.

The 22-year-old featured in a defensive midfield role and looked at home competing against Premier League opposition.

Jurgen Klopp has been keen to give chances to young players and Stewart appears to be a real find, willing to get stuck in and confident shielding the back four.

The Reds are lucky to have Stewart, given that he was Tottenham Hotspur's player up until a couple of years ago.

Spurs released him in 2014, and he followed ex-academy coach Alex Inglethorpe to Liverpool, who was well aware of his talent.

Under-21 coach Michael Beale told the Liverpool Echo yesterday that Stewart felt 'hard done by' at Tottenham, while at Liverpool the academy staff have overseen his transition from full-back to defensive midfielder, seeing his potential at the position.

Stewart had a loan spell at Swindon last season, and there is a hope at the club that he can replicate the success Francis Coquelin, 24, enjoyed at Arsenal a year ago, belatedly establishing himself in the team as a key player in defensive midfield.

Liverpool fans delighted with his performance against the Hammers took to Twitter to express their delight at being able at having him in the squad, and mocking Tottenham's decision to let him go.

Tottenham appear to be coping perfectly well without Stewart, but Reds supporters are convinced they have landed a gem at the North London side's expense...

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