Dietmar Hamann has named the three most frustrating sides in the Premier League.
Hamann played for Newcastle United, Liverpool and Manchester City during an 11-year stay in England's top flight, but only one of those clubs makes it onto the German's shortlist.
"The first would be Liverpool," he told talkSPORT on Wednesday. "A lot of players have been bought with a huge reputation for a lot of money in the last five or 10 years.
"They were disappointing against Aston Villa in the semi-final last year when they had a chance to win the FA Cup. Again on Sunday [against Manchester City in the League Cup final] they were probably outplayed for most of the game.
"The other team is probably Everton. They’ve been knocking on the door a few times, they qualified for the Champions League in 2004-05 but missed out [on the group stage]. They haven’t won a trophy for a number of years but I think things are coming together, even though it’s a very disappointing position for them being in 12th [they're actually 10th ahead of Wednesday's fixtures].
"The winner - now this is the most frustrating for me out of the lot - is the team which are the potential table-toppers tonight [Tottenham]. Apart from this year, they’ve been knocking on fourth or fifth place. The season they did finish fourth, what happens? Chelsea win the Champions League and they miss out."
Between them, Liverpool and Tottenham have won two trophies over the course of the past nine seasons, excluding this one, while Everton are trophyless since 1995.
Mauricio Pochettino's team look set to put that right this season though, with a win against West Ham United on Wednesday taking them to the top of the Premier League. As it stands, the Lilywhites are 10 points clear of fifth place with 11 games remaining.
Both Spurs and Liverpool could also qualify by winning this season's Europa League, while Everton, who are nine points off the Champions League places, remain in the hunt for the FA Cup.