Liverpool legend backs Spurs midfielder ahead of one of his own

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Dom Le Roy

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has backed Harry Winks to start for England against Spain tomorrow night.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Spain and Croatia.

The 22-year-old did not feature in the 0-0 bore draw in Croatia, but Carragher who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports is backing Winks to take the place of Jordan Henderson.

Winks has completed 90 minutes just twice since undergoing surgery on a long-term ankle problem in May and has shown glimpses of his old form, notably in the second half in the 4-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League at Wembley.

Winks was named man-of-the-match on his international debut against Lithuania a year ago before injury derailed his season.

Carragher told Sky Sports: “In midfield, maybe Harry Winks. He played really well for Spurs against Barcelona in the Champions League, against similar type of players. Again, it won’t be easy, but I think in Seville on Monday night, we are going to have to do as well as we can to keep the ball against Spain. Winks is as good as anyone who can come in for Jordan Henderson in terms of technical ability.”

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