Ryan Mason has played down any suggestion that Sunday’s Premier League match at Liverpool could decide Tottenham Hotspur’s fate for the remainder of the season.

The 31-year-old, who was appointed as the club’s interim head coach on Monday following the dismissal of Cristian Stellini in the aftermath of the defeat at Newcastle United took charge of his side for the first time last night.

Tottenham were once again the masters of their own downfall when poor defensive play from Cristian Romero allowed Manchester United to take the lead and more slack defending from Eric Dier saw the visitors go 2-0 up heading into the half time break.

An improved second half display with goals from Pedro Porro and Heung-min Son saw Spurs secure a point and go some way to appeasing the home supporters who at times had called for Daniel Levy and ENIC to leave the club.

Spurs head into this weekend in fifth place in the Premier League table and Jurgen Klopp’s side can leapfrog them with victory on Merseyside.

Ryan Mason

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Mason said at this afternoon’s press conference, as quoted by PA Sport’s George Sessions on Twitter: “This game is always big because of history of two football clubs. The game on Sunday will not determine the outcome of season but Tottenham and Liverpool is big game.

“In football negativity can spread very quickly but at same time so can positivity. If you create a good feeling and energy, it can accelerate the process. Hopefully, we can continue what we did in the second half.”

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