Liverpool will be a bit relieved by Dele Alli’s injury which would reduce Mauricio Pochettino’s options.

The 22-year-old goal poacher sustained a minor muscle strain in Spain’s victory over the Three Lions.

Dele Alli appeared in all four matches this season and has only scored just one goal which was a sublime header against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United.

Tottenham’s number 7 K.S Yueng would have been a potential replacement but he is on the verge to serve his nation so will definitely miss out.

The suave coach will need to rely on Eric Lamela with the hope of forcing out a win against the Reds.

Liverpool first XI are still sharp and performing really well in the international break. Only Adam Lallana is notably out but he has been named in Liverpool’s sub since the start of the season.

Tottenham had a bright start to the season, winning three straight matches including a 3:0 victory at Old Trafford before surprisingly losing to Watford at Vicarage Road.

Pochettino will, however, want to repeat more of the same as he did last season against Klopp’s side even though Klopp is ahead of the Argentine-based on head-to-head.

Liverpool have the best start to the season (4 victories in 4 matches) and they look forward to continuing their goalscoring form after scoring multiple goals in three matches except for the hard-fought match against Brighton that ended 1nil.

The Reds have a high ladder to climb and Klopp would also be mindful of the match they have against Paris Saint-Germain afterwards so he would definitely pay close attention to the player’s fitness level.


Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.