LONDON, Sporting Alert – Midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can are both doubtful for Liverpool for the trip to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Game time for Saturday morning clash is 7:30 am and it will be streaming live in the US on NBCSN and its platforms, including NBC Sports Live, as well as LFCTV GO and television coverage on Sky Sports 1/HD for the viewers living in the UK.
Coutinho, one of the Reds’ main attacking options for both goals and assists, is a doubt to face Tottenham with a minor hamstring problem.
The Brazilian missed Liverpool’s comfortable 5-0 victory at Burton Albion in the EFL Cup in midweek with the injury and manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that he will not be risking the player’s health.
“The muscle was a little stiff. He felt something so we didn’t want to take a risk [against Burton],” Klopp said on www.liverpoolfc.com.
The German coach said a decision will be made on Friday.
“We left him out of training until now. We have to make a decision on Friday with what we can do with him.
“It is not a situation to take any risk. We have to talk to the player.
“From the medical side, it is not a big issue, but it was big enough to leave him out of the squad for Burton.”
Meanwhile, Emre Can is also doubtful for the clash with Tottenham after he sustained an ankle injury in the clash with Burton.
The German international is not expected to be risked as well.
Elsewhere, striker Divock Origi is expected to be ok, after suffering from cramps in midweek.
In Tottenham team news, captain and first choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris remains out with a hamstring problem so Michel Vorm will be in goal again.
In other team news, midfielder Mousa Dembele is suspended for this clash, but midfielder Dele Alli could return having overcome an illness.
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