Liverpool receive double injury boost ahead of Tottenham clash
According to The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Liverpool have been handed a double fitness boost ahead of the gigantic Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.
The reigning Premier League champions haven’t been in the best of form of late, having not won a league game since mid-December. This has seen them slip down to fifth place in the table, just two points and one place above us.
Liverpool were handed their first-ever league defeat in ages at Anfield by Burnley last week, which was followed by a loss to arch-rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round. Naturally, morale is likely to be down and the Reds will be for the taking when they visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow.
However, they have been handed a double boost ahead of their trip to London as captain Jordan Henderson and defender Joel Matip are both expected to be available for selection on Thursday. (h/t The Telegraph)
Henderson missed Liverpool’s games against both Burnley and Manchester United due to a muscular issue. However, the England international should be at the disposal of Jurgen Klopp against Tottenham.
Matp also did not feature in the defeat against Manchester United. However, it is claimed that his absence was more precautionary than injury-enforced. And the Cameroonian should feature against Spurs, slotting in alongside Fabinho in defence. This would allow Henderson to play in his natural midfield role. (h/t The Telegraph)
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However, Liverpool will still be without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota and Naby Keita for the game. With just one win in seven in all competitions, the Reds are in a difficult moment. And, Mourinho & co. should capitalise and pick up a win that could have a huge say in the top-four race.