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Liverpool vs Totenham match preview

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Hugo Lloris remains sidelined by a thigh problem but Son Heung-min is available after helping South Korea win gold at the Asian Games.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will miss the visit of Liverpool because of the hamstring injury he sustained playing for England last weekend.

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana will miss out with the groin strain that caused him to pull out of the England squad. Reserve goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is fit after a hand injury.

MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES

@Guymowbray: With the first break in the season over, we need a blockbuster to welcome back the Premier League. Liverpool need a test, and they’re sure to get it in a fixture they spectacularly failed in last year – although it was the spark for a near three-month, 18-game unbeaten run.

Their perfect start to the new campaign makes them slight favourites to win at Wembley this time.

They certainly will if the ‘old Spurs’ appears again, as happened at Watford two weeks ago, with a capitulation that prompted Mauricio Pochettino to seemingly question his team’s character.

That can’t and won’t be an issue for this one. Six-goal thriller anyone?

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on speculation over the fitness of Harry Kane: “When a striker does not fill the net and does not score goals, always you need to find some reason why but I think he is fit.

“The most [important] thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him.

“We know Harry Kane very well and have worked with him for more than four years and we know it’s not a situation that worries us. It’s under control.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “You go through the line-up of Tottenham and realise they can replace even Dele Alli and [Hugo] Lloris.

“They will be a really strong side and no I don’t think it’s the perfect time to play Tottenham.”

LAWRO’S PREDICTION

I am going to go for a draw. Both teams are going well, and I think they would both be happy enough for a point.

Prediction: 1-1

Source: BBC News

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