Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update ahead of his team’s trip to London on Sunday. Klopp confirmed captain Jordan Henderson will be fit for the game in north London even though it comes too soon for James Milner.
Henderson was absent for the 2-0 win over Napoli and there had been concerns that he would not recover in time for the Tottenham game. James Milner who has been one of the utility players this season though is missing after suffering a heavy klopp against Napoli in midweek.
The Liverpool boss told the press in his press conference ahead of the game: “You have to go through different stages. He’s fine but that’s how it is. Rightly. You have to go through different stages so he’s available for non-contact training on Monday and full contact training on Tuesday if everything goes well. That’s what we expect. But Hendo (Henderson is available.”
Tottenham had to come from two goals down against Bournemouth to win over the weekend and repeated their mental toughness against Marseille in the Champions League, going a goal down before goals from Clément Lenglet and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg ensured they they not only qualified to the knockout stages but also topped the group.
That victory in the south of France though came at a price as striker Son Heung-min is likely to have played his last game for the Lillywhirtes before the international break after a head collision. He is not expected back in the remaining games and racing against time to be fit South Korea’s first game at the World Cup.
Antonio Conte’s team are already without summer signing Richalison due to calf and Dejan Kulusevski hasn’t played since the last international break.