Jamie Redknapp claims Mousa Dembele has gone to another level under Pochettino

Mousa Dembele

Jamie Redknapp has praised Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is 'a monster' following his display against Liverpool.

Dembele, 28, joined Spurs from Fulham back in the summer of 2012, and whilst he's shown glimpses of his quality at White Hart Lane, he has largely been seen as an inconsistent player yet to reach his peak in North London.

This season though, the Belgian international has been one of Tottenham's key players, providing power and drive from a deep midfield position, forming an outstanding partnership with Eric Dier over the course of the campaign.

On Saturday evening, Dembele was again in top form against Liverpool, as his physical prowess was simply too much for the Reds to handle in the middle of the park.

After the game, former Spurs midfielder and current pundit Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports that he was hugely impressed with Dembele's display at Anfield.

Redknapp suggested that Dembele is 'a monster', as he can shrug off opposition players and keep possession for his side, whilst he's also able to win the ball back for his team thanks to his ability to overpower midfielders.

Redknapp also praised Mauricio Pochettino for his work getting the best out of Dembele, but wants to see him score more goals and be more of a force in the final third, because he has such outstanding technical ability to go with his power.

"He's a monster," said Redknapp. "Carra said it, he was the best player on the pitch. I've never seen a player hold more people off when he's got possession of the ball. It's not just one, it's two, sometimes three players around him. He holds people off, he won the ball back countless times for his team, and at times it looks like men against boys for him.

"I think Pochettino has done such a good job on him, but the only thing is that I want more goals from him and see if he can do even more. I just think he's so good that he can do even more, but it just shows that Pochettino has taken him to another level," he added.

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