The Reds are top of the league and the season is rapidly becoming a case of “will they do it unbeaten”. This weekend sees Liverpool journey to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take on Jose Mourinho’s North London side. One look at the Spurs injury list shows that the Reds should run through the decimated Lilywhites.
The French goalkeeper has been absent since October when he dislocated his elbow against Brighton & Hove Albion. Paulo Gazzaniga has stepped into the firing line since and was incredibly impressive when the two sides met at Anfield. However, the Argentine is error prone to say the least, we won’t be expecting the front line to show him as much mercy as they did in 2019.
The Welsh full back picked up an injury in Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge of Tottenham. He is one of two left backs on the Spurs injury list. There is no return date set for Davies.
Rose picked up a muscle injury this month and Jose has admitted that he will be missing for a few weeks. Watford has been mooted as a possible return date. With both Davies and Rose absent, we could see the inexperienced Ryan Sessegnon to start at left back, facing Mo Salah will be a frightening prospect for the young man.
The biggest name on the Spurs injury list. ‘Arry limped off with a hamstring injury during the New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton. Mourinho has hinted that the talismanic striker won’t be back until February at the earliest, playing against Liverpool has been ruled out. By far the most threatening member of the Spurs squad, his absence is a massive boost for the Reds.
The Frenchman was brought off just 25 minutes into his side’s defeat to Southampton due to a hip injury. Whilst he may be fit to take some part in the game, it is unlikely that he will start against Liverpool. If he were to start he would likely struggle to keep up with the intensity of the Reds squad.