LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03:  Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team-mates Erik Lamela and Harry Kane after scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on January 3, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

By Michael Wade. LAST UPDATED March 5th, 2016

Tottenham have the Premier League's youngest squad

So is that the secret to their success? And who are their rivals?



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Louis van Gaal has received a lot of praise for introducing a lot of players from Manchester United’s academy into the first-team but the Red Devils don’t have the youngest average squad in the Premier League.

That accolade belongs to surprise title contenders Tottenham who have an average age of just 24 years and 295 days.

Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min and Erik Lamela are all under 25 years old meaning Mauricio Pochettino could be putting the building blocks in place for long-term success at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool are the second youngest side and although Jurgen Klopp is expected to oversee a shake up of the playing squad at Anfield you can bet that most of the promising youngsters will stay put.

Although the Reds have struggled this season, with Nathaniel Clyne, Jon Flanagan, Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno, Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, Divock Origi and more under the age of 25 the future could be bright.


Newcastle are struggling to stay in the Premier League but they are the third youngest squad, while United are fourth and Southampton are fifth.

At the other end of the scale are West Brom and Manchester City – two places where experience still counts for something.

Tony Pulis’ squad is the oldest in the division with an average age of 29 years and 236 days. And Pep Guardiola might be keen to refresh his team when he arrives at City this summer – the average age there is 28 years and 233 days despite Raheem Sterling (21) and Kelechi Iheanacho (19) playing regularly.