Antonio Conte provides injury update on key Tottenham star and reveals Kulusevski's plan for future

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has revealed that defender Sergio Reguilon will miss the club's clash with Liverpool at the weekend, and admitted that the Spaniard may not play again this season following a groin injury.

The defender sat out Spurs' 3-1 win over Leicester City with the problem, and Conte claimed that he cannot say for sure whether he will be back in time to play any part in the club's final four games of the season.

'Sergio Reguilon is not available', he told the media. 'He hasn't had a training session with us. Honestly I don't know, it's only two weeks until the end of the season and I'm not sure if he'll be back.'

This leaves Ryan Sessegnon with the monumental task of keeping Mo Salah, who tops both the goalscoring and assist charts in the Premier League, quiet when Tottenham face Liverpool this weekend.

Kulusevksi '100% a Tottenham player'

Meanwhile, Conte was also quizzed on Dejan Kulusesvski, who has impressed since joining on loan from Juventus in January. The Swede, who came alongside midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur on deadline day, has managed 11 goal contributions since January, and has thrived alongside Harry Kane and Heung-min Son under Conte.

And the Italian manager revealed that Spurs will certainly be taking up the option to buy on Kulusevski, thought to be around £25m, to keep the 21-year-old in north London beyond this summer.

'He is on loan but it is like a deal, he is a Tottenham player 100 per cent in every aspect, not officially but he is a 100 per cent a Tottenham player', he revealed.

The Swede could be key to Tottenham's top-4 hopes, as they aim to upset the odds and pull off a result against Liverpool.

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