Darren Bent expects Pochettino to tweak his midfield for Liverpool clash

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Despite being just a quarter of the way into the season, Mauricio Pochettino has already experimented with several tactical setups.

The Argentine has arguably been forced into many of those changes with the team having continued to struggle on the pitch.

Pochettino chose to employ a back five against Watford last weekend but resorted back to a 4-2-3-1 against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday and the formation change seemed to work wonders.

Pochettino paired Tanguy Ndombele with Moussa Sissoko as the holding duo and the two French stars seemed to complement each other’s game well while Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Erik Lamela provided the creativity in behind Harry Kane.

Former Spurs striker Darren Bent has insisted that the team which started against Red Star on Tuesday lacked the creativity in midfield to trouble Liverpool and has called for Pochettino to bring Christian Eriksen back into the line up.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said, “I just worry when Spurs play with that midfield of Ndombele and Sissoko and maybe one like Dele Alli in front of them, yeah they look solid, I just worry about creativity.

“I think you need something a little bit more. When you come up against better opposition I know it’s good not to get beat and you want it solid but I would still like to see a little bit more creativity on the pitch.

“This weekend I think they’re going to need to find a way of getting Dele Alli on the pitch and Christian Eriksen. When you’ve got those two players on the pitch and Heung-min Son and Harry Kane, I think the balance is a lot better and you get a lot more creativity.”

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Christian Eriksen has been poor so far this season and his performances don’t really warrant a place in the starting eleven. I would rather play with Son, Alli, and Lamela as all three of them will work their socks off and are capable of creating something from nothing. I also expect Winks to come back into the team and Ndombele to be given the freedom to play a little further forward against Liverpool.

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