Jurgen Klopp is expected to reinstate Jordan Henderson into the starting lineup after being rested during the midweek as Liverpool face Tottenham.
Liverpool are set to pay Wembley a visit on Sunday to face Tottenham in a match that is of high significance, considering the Reds’ struggle to secure wins on a regular basis. And, club captain Jordan Henderson is expected to return to the starting lineup after being rested in what ended as a 7-0 thrashing of NK Maribor during the midweek.
The Reds, though, will be without the trio of Sadio Mane (hamstring), Adam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (back) on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp highlighted in the pre-match conference, that there were a ’few little issues’ with the players but did not mention any other potential absentee for the Sunday fixture.
Tottenham on the other hand, welcome Ben Davies and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou back into the fold after the duo recovered from their respective injuries – illness and concussion respectively – something Mauricio Pochettino confirmed to the press in his pre-match conference.
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The main talking point was the fitness of Danny Rose, however, and his ability to start a match, which Mauricio Pochettino shed some light upon.
“He’s not ready to start. He needs to build up his fitness but we are so happy because he’s doing well. The possibility for him to be on the bench on Tuesday was important for the team and (for him) to play a few minutes, to start to feel involved and help the team was so important after 10 months.”
“Now the process is to build up, try to get better every day and then we’ll see. He might have the possibility to be in the starting 11 on Wednesday, depending on his progress.”
Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele, both of whom sustained hip injuries, are unlikely to feature on Sunday. While Lamela has started training with the team, Dembele’s injury is still in the assessment phase, much like Victor Wanyama’s knee injury, with the midfielders set to be absent from the matchday squad.