Liverpool suffer late injury blow ahead of Tottenham

Liverpool vs Tottenham

Liverpool and Tottenham go head-to-head on Sunday in a must-win tie for both sides.

The Reds started the weekend top of the Premier League.

However, they were only two points above 2nd place Manchester City who have a game in hand.

City also had a relatively easy game vs relegation battling Fulham this week, which they won. So, Liverpool beating Spurs on Sunday is a must if they want to stay in top spot.

Tottenham, on the other hand, are now well and truly out of the title race.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have gone four league outings without a win.

As a result, they are in danger of slipping out of a Champions League spot.

If Spurs lose on Sunday and Manchester United beat Watford, 5th place United will go level on points with the North London club.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior toduring the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on January 30, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Naby Keita is injured

Heading into the clash with Tottenham, Liverpool had a few injury concerns.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Joe Gomez all trained with Liverpool this Thursday as they looked to earn a place in the matchday squad vs Spurs.

However, on Saturday, the Metro has revealed that Naby Keita has been omitted from Liverpool’s provisional squad to face Spurs.

Keita hasn’t had the best start to life in Liverpool and his injury problems will no doubt only be adding to that.

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