Key Liverpool Trio Face Race Against Time To Make Crucial Tottenham Clash
Liverpool trio Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho are facing a race against time to make the trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham next month
Liverpool trio Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho are facing a race against time to make the trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham next month, according to the Mirror.
The Reds will look to maintain their 100% start to the new season when they travel to the King Power to face Leicester City this weekend before the Premier League breaks-up for the September international break.
Once the Premier League reconvenes two weeks later, Liverpool face a tough trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham – who’ve also won their opening three games – on Saturday September 15th with the game in London kicking off at 12.30pm.
The Mirror claims Jurgen Klopp will be sweating on three of his key men as Firminio, Alisson and Fabinho have all been called-up for Brazil’s friendlies with the United States and El Salvador during the international break.
The El Salvador game will take place at the FedExField in Maryland on the east coast of America on September 12th, kicking off at 1.30am BST, so the trio face a hectic few days to rush back and get themselves ready for Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham.
Liverpool have often chartered a private jet to fly their South American stars back from international duty. The Reds paid for a jet to fly Philippe Coutinho and Firmino back in time for a 12.30pm kick-off against Everton last April and they did so again to get their Brazilians back for the clash with Southampton in November.
Given this game is a huge clash with title contenders Tottenham, it’s safe to assume Liverpool will probably once again charter a jet but Firmino, Alisson and Fabinho may still not report back to Melwood until Thursday afternoon.
That would leave them having just one training session to get themselves ready for the Spurs game so it’s unlikely Klopp would risk starting all three Brazilian stars for the game at Wembley.
Alisson is almost certainly going to be passed fit to start as the situation is different for a goalkeeper but it will be interesting to see whether Klopp retains Firminio or hands Daniel Sturridge a rare start up front.
Fabinho is yet to make his full debut since joining Liverpool from Monaco this summer so it would be a surprise if Klopp was to start him in such a key game against Tottenham next month.
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