Liverpool v Spurs: Premier League match preview
It’s a top of the table clash on Wednesday night as Liverpool take on Tottenham at Anfield, and Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho have enjoyed a war of words about their injury woes this season. However, it looks as thought the Reds will head into the game with a double boost.
Liverpool are set to receive a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenham tonight.
It’s a top of the table battle between the Reds and their north London opponents, with the winner claiming first place and a small cushion at the top.
Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho have shared words ahead of the highly anticipated match.
And the former could be handed a huge boost, with Naby Keita set to return in midfield at Anfield this evening.
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Meanwhile, Gareth Bale is expected to miss out once again with illness, meaning Tottenham will have less firepower in attack.
Mourinho has slammed Klopp’s complaints about injuries to his side in the run up to the huge clash.
The German has complained multiple times about the impact the busy schedule has had on his squad, with centre-back pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both expected to miss the majority of the season.
But Mourinho insists that his squad has been battered too, and played down Klopp’s concerns in his own squad.
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“Every club has injuries now and again. Liverpool has a big injury, which is Van Dijk,” said Mourinho.
“Injuries are normal. James Milner is injured, [Erik] Lamela is injured.
“I think Alisson is not injured. [Trent] Alexander-Arnold is not injured. Matip, I believe that he’s going to play. Fabinho is not injured. [Andrew] Robertson is not injured. [Jordan] Henderson is not injured. [Georginio] Wijnaldum is not injured. [Mohamed] Salah is not injured, [Roberto] Firmino is not injured, [Sadio] Mane is not injured.
“Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is a very good player of course. But give me Liverpool’s list of injuries and compare that list with what is the best Liverpool team.
“I can give you a list of 10 injuries at Tottenham. We have two kids of the Under-16s with injuries, we have two others in the Under-21s and two in the Under-23s, we have Lamela and [Japhet] Tanganga. And here is a list of 10 players.
“But is [Hugo] Lloris injured? No. [Toby] Alderweireld injured? No. [Eric] Dier injured? No. [Sergio] Reguilon injured no? Harry Kane injured? No. Son [Heung-min] injured? No. Lucas [Moura] injured? No. So where are the injuries?”
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