timA surprise appointment following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, Sherwood was widely expected to be replaced by a big-name manager in the summer.

But he could find himself out of a job sooner rather than later after Spurs were thrashed at Anfield, having lost the reverse fixture 5-0 at White Hart Lane.

In addition to an abject performance by his team, it has been claimed that the former England midfielder lost his temper with his players afterwards, and it has been rumoured on social media that there was also a physical confrontation.

Those rumours remain unconfirmed – but the team did spend longer than expected in the changing room, hinting at a major dressing-down.

The defeat left Spurs sixth in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, while Liverpool moved top with six games remaining.

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