Roberto Firmino claims that Liverpool wanted him over a year before his eventual move to Anfield.
West Ham signed the duo this summer as part of their mass rebuild.
The former Leeds United graduate will fill in after new signing Alex Baptiste suffered a broken leg.
Derby County defender Alex Pearce feels manager Paul Clement has created a psychological benefit in pre-season training.
The Czech Republic striker scored on his first senior appearance in 19 month during Villa's pre-season opener against Fulham thanks to his veteran teammate's assist.
The young Spurs duo were pictured on the training ground on Friday afternoon.
The 35-year-old midfielder is set to line up with his former Liverpool teammate for Friday night's California Clasico against the San Jose Earthquakes.
The West Ham coach also gave his verdict on Stewart Downing's departure.
Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb has underlined the importance of fitness when it comes to competing in the English top-flight.
The ex Anfield midfielder made the controversial suggestion regarding the Reds captain when debating next season's starting lineup.
Eric Steele could play a role in persuading Steve McClaren to give ex-Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow a chance at Newcastle United next season.
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The midfielder did not do much from afar last season to convince Mauricio Pochettino that he had a future at Tottenham Hotspur.