Which players are likely to be unavailable when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur?…
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana could miss a third game in a row as he continues to struggle for full fitness following a four-month layoff with a serious thigh issue suffered in pre-season.
Discussing the 29-year-old’s availability at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Kop boss Jürgen Klopp said: “Adam trains today. In an ideal world he shouldn’t be involved at the weekend. He wasn’t out too long. It would be better for him to train for next 10 days before Southampton game.”
Defender Ragnar Klavan is also a doubt with a muscular issue, while full-back Nathaniel Clyne remains a longer-term absentee, despite this week being named in the club’s latest Champions League squad (back).
Selection wise, Klopp must decide whether or not to recall £75million centre-back Virgil van Dijk after Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren combined, in his absence, to keep a clean sheet during the midweek win at Huddersfield Town.
Others pushing for a recall to the starting X1 include Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
|Possible Liverpool X1
Like their hosts this Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur could be without three notable first team squad members in Serge Aurier (calf), Harry Winks (ankle) and Toby Alderweireld (thigh), although the former two will have late fitness tests after returning to full training in recent days.
New signing Lucas Moura should be involved after completing a £25million move from Paris Saint-German on Deadline Day.
Neither side has anyone ruled out through suspension.
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