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Jake Livermore is hoping he can make an impact as Tottenham continue their Europa League adventure against Rubin Kazan on Thursday night.

First meets second in Group E as Spurs host the Russian outfit at White Hart Lane and, once again, Harry Redknapp is expected to field plenty of youngsters.

Aged 21, Livermore would certainly fit into that category, but he is steadily becoming an integral part of Redknapp's plans, having appeared in 11 of Spurs' 12 games this season.

And, having spent loan spells with Leeds, Ipswich, Peterborough, Derby and MK Dons, the young midfielder is now determined to make an impact in north London.

"I'm proud to fly the flag for Tottenham in Europe, and it's nice that the manager has trusted me to be involved in so many of our games this season," Livermore told The Mirror.

"When you see your name on the team-sheet along with some world-class players, it gives your confidence a boost to know the boss has that faith in you.

"In return, I know that Harry Redknapp will give youngsters a chance, because he had a track record of doing that at West Ham and I know he will give me a fair crack if I keep working hard at my game.


"By going out on loan to half a dozen clubs in the last two or three years hopefully I've shown I'm prepared to learn about the game and to learn about myself as I grow up.

"I've been patient, and waited for my chance, and hopefully now is the time to show those different experiences, and learning from managers like Roy Keane, Simon Grayson and Nigel Clough have stood me in good stead."

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