Liverpool Handed Double Injury Blow Ahead Of Tottenham Clash
Liverpool have been handed a double injury blow ahead of Saturday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. See all the latest team news here.
Liverpool look to have been handed a double injury blow with Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke set to miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Firmino has been in excellent form of late having scored three goals in his last four appearances but was sidelined after suffering a hamstring injury during Liverpool’s Europa League game against Manchester United earlier this month.
The attacker missed the subsequent loss at Southampton and was forced to pull out of the Brazil squad for their recent World Cup qualifying double-header during the international break.
There were hopes that Firmino would recover over the past two weeks but the Liverpool Echo claim he didn’t take part in training at Melwood on Thursday so is now considered as a major doubt to face Tottenham on Saturday.
In a double blow, Benteke was also absent at training today after pulling out of the Belgium squad last week having sustained a knee injury while away on international duty, so the former Aston Villa hitman also looks set to miss this weekend’s game at Anfield.
However, there is some more positive news with the Liverpool Echo claiming that Divock Origi was able to train on Thursday and is expected to be available for selection against Spurs despite dropping out of the Belgian squad due to a minor thigh injury.
In a further boost to Jurgen Klopp, Philippe Coutinho took part in today’s training session despite arriving back late following a 6,300-mile trip back from South America after playing for Brazil in their draw with Paraguay.
Alberto Moreno is also in contention to face Tottenham after recovering from a hamstring injury while James Milner returns from a one-match ban and Jordan Henderson is available again having recovered from illness.
Liverpool welcome Tottenham to Anfield on Saturday evening knowing their chances of finishing in the top four are all-but over after losing 3-2 at Southampton before the international break, but Klopp will be looking for a positive result this weekend ahead of their Europa League quarter final with Borussia Dortmund.
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