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Liverpool handed huge injury boost ahead of Tottenham clash

Liverpool have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their clash against Tottenham Hotspur on January 11. The Lilywhites were dealt a huge blow after Harry Kane was forced off due to a hamstring injury sustained during their 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Years Day.

The England captain left the field during the 74th minute after stretching to put the ball in the back of the net only to subsequently see his effort ruled offside.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho noted in his post-match press conference the extent of the injury is still unclear which could rule him out of the clash against runaway league leaders Liverpool.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane takes a low chance during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton on Wednesday 1st January 2020. (Photo by Jon Bromley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Kane, 26, has 11 goals in 20 appearances this season and has been the club’s undisputed top-scorer for the last five seasons. The former Leicester City striker has started all-but-one match for the Champions League runners-up so far this campaign.

He has also captained the north-London side on 13 occasions following the long-term injury to Hugo Lloris. Kane has only been part of just one victory in 11 matches against the European champions – that being the 4-1 thrashing at Wembley back in October 2017.

Spurs do not have an adequate like-for-like replacement for the former Leyton Orient star and will likely have to reshuffle their entire shape just to accommodate for either Lucas Moura or Hueng-Min Son in the advanced attacking role.

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Mourinho’s team trail Klopp’s league leaders by 25 points despite having played two games more. The reverse fixture saw Liverpool emerge 2-1 winners against a then Mauricio Pochettino side back in October.

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