Tottenham suffer Alli’s blow for visit of Liverpool

By Daily Sports on September 14, 2018

Views: 354

Tottenham Hotspur will be without attacking midfielder Dele Alli for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

The reason being that he is yet to recover from a hamstring injury sustained playing for England against Spain last week.

Alli was on target when Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season and manager Mauricio Pochettino said his absence is disappointing.

“Disappointed, because we’re going to miss him for this game, and possibly Inter Milan in the Champions League (on Tuesday), but it is not a big issue,” Pochettino told reporters.

Tottenham will also be without goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris who has a thigh injury that could keep him out for several weeks. Michel Vorm will deputise.

Lloris was convicted of drink driving on Wednesday and banned from driving for 20 months.

With injuries, the team also has worries about the form and freshness of striker Harry Kane, delays over the new stadium and a surprise defeat by Watford before the international break.

Tottenham’s preparation for a game against a Liverpool side boasting a 100 percent record so far has not been ideal.

Pochettino described the 2-1 defeat at Watford as a “massive wake-up call” and said his side would have to be at their very best to have a chance of emulating last year’s result against Juergen Klopp’s Reds.

“I think we are always confident that we can beat any team but of course the game on Saturday will be completely different (to last year), a different season,” Pochettino, whose side have nine points from four games, said.

“You need to deserve to win and you need to perform in the way that you believe you can beat your opponents.

“Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe, not only in England and have very good players, great manager and of course it will be a very tough game and will demand a lot of energy.”

While Kane has scored twice in four league games for Tottenham this season, his displays against Watford and for England against Spain have caused concern that he is suffering from the effects of the World Cup.

“When a striker does not fill the net and does not score goals, always you need to find some reason why but I think he is fit,” Pochettino said.

“Because we are talking about Harry Kane everyone expects him in every action to do something different.

“We know Harry Kane very well and have worked with him for more than four years and we know it’s not a situation that worries us. It’s under control.” (Reuters/NAN)

•Photo shows Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 14, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Terry to participate in Yobo Centenary Game

Ranieri, Enrique, Guardiola nominated for Best FIFA Men’s...

The Super Eagles' World Cup starting 11 is...

Okumagba remains Supporters’ Club chairman, says NFF

Madrid Open: Andy Murray advances to third round...

Barca appeal Messi yellow card

 

Latest News Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi Era, wins FIFA Best Player of the Year Award Where’s the fighter and sulking Sanchez of Arsenal? Pinnick hails Enyimba’s Confed Cup heroics, demands self-belief against Raja Onyedika Ogbuke returns to Enugu Rangers fold after pardon Lampard relishes Manchester showdown with Mourinho Messi will return to play for Argentina: FA President Mbappe has three-match suspension upheld by FFF Ramos never apologised for Champions League final elbow — Karius FIFA’s Jerome Valcke flew in private jets to ‘avoid arrest’: Legal documents Ballon d’Or announces award for female footballers Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Ejidike, tasks NFF, Pinnick in victory Simeone: I think VAR goes hand-in-hand with justice

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,296 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,400 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,192 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,268 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,315 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,125 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,570 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,257 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,470 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,542 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,719 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,692 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (254) Basketball (116) Boxing (508) Columnists (332) Euro Soccer Update (3191) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (44) Golf (65) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4256) NPL Glo Premier League (957) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (447)

 

 

Classic games

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media