Sport Tottenham v Liverpool: Key Battles

14:55  14 september  2018
14:55  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Firmino discharged from hospital following eye injury scare

  Firmino discharged from hospital following eye injury scare The forward sustained an eye injury in Liverpool's win against Tottenham, but suffered no lasting damageLiverpool have confirmed that Roberto Firmino has been discharged from hospital following an assessment on an eye injury sustained in Saturday's 2-1 win at Tottenham .

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The international break is over and the Premier League is back this weekend and to start the action off, league leaders Liverpool will travel to north London to face Tottenham Hotspur. Not a bad way to resume club football!

The new stadium saga is an ongoing issue for Spurs, so this game will be played at Wembley, a venue where Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp endured their lowest point last season.

The Reds were convincingly beaten 4-1 last year with Dejan Lovren having a nightmare of a game against Harry Kane. Hence, a feeling of revenge will be at the back of every player’s mind when they visit the stadium on Saturday.

Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool

  Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool Tottenham were without Hugo Lloris for the defeat to Watford, but their number one may be back to face Liverpool on Saturday.Hugo Lloris is refusing to rule out a return to Tottenham's starting XI against Liverpool when the Premier League resumes this weekend.

This encounter starts a run of seven games in 23 days for Liverpool, out of which, six are against high-quality opponents. The other one is against Southampton which won’t be easy given the tightly-knit schedule of games.

For Spurs, they have to respond after buckling under pressure against Watford just before the international break. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be eager to get things right before their Champions League run begins.

The history of Tottenham v Liverpool has been goal-rich, so we can expect the net to bulge in the afternoon, it only remains to be which side does it more.

Let us take a look at the four key battles, which, if won, will tilt the game towards a particular team’s favour:

Firmino's eye injury revealed to be not serious .
The full extent of Roberto Firmino’s eye injury has been revealed, with the Brazilian being released from the hospital after examinations. In an update on LiverpoolFC.com, the club announced that the examination has revealed that confirmed an abrasion of the eye, but there will be no lasting damage to the Brazilian’s eye. The striker was sent to the hospital after being forced off the pitch after Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley. However, Firmino will be assessed before the Reds begin their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint Germain next week. But, Firmino has not been ruled out of the fixture yet, so could potentially feature The striker travelled back separately from his teammates with club doctor Andy Massey, with his teammates recording a video message for their injured comrade. The striker is therefore likely to return to action soon, with the injury being less serious than first expected.

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