Spurs pair risk wrath

Tottenham outcasts Emmanuel Adebayor and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have risked the wrath of the club and their fans after appearing to mock Sunday's 5-0 defeat by Liverpool.

Assou-Ekotto, currently on loan at QPR, posted a picture of himself and the exiled striker smiling and holding up five fingers between them.

The defender captioned the picture on Twitter - retweeted thousands of times - with: "What a game tonight....happy to see my man @E_Adebayor (LOL)'."

Questioned by fans over the gesture, Assou-Ekotto replied: "It's just a sign between him and me ... it's just me and my friend, that's all."

Luis Suarez scored twice at White Hart Lane as Liverpool inflicted Spurs' worst home loss in 16 years, moving back up to second in the process.