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Tottenham without Johnson for Liverpool clash, Maddison & Son being monitored

Tottenham without Johnson for Liverpool clash, Maddison & Son being monitored

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has offered an injury update on his squad ahead of Saturday’s mouth-watering encounter against Liverpool.

The weekend affair pits two of the Premier League’s four sides yet to suffer defeat against each other, and both clubs will be eager to maintain their unbeaten record.

However, Tottenham may not welcome their Merseyside counterparts at full strength, with Postecoglou confirming both positive and negative news on the injury front.

The Australian tactician has confirmed that summer signing Brennan Johnson will miss the showdown against Liverpool after picking up an injury in last weekend’s pulsating 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

Johnson, who joined Spurs from Nottingham Forest on summer transfer deadline day, is yet to open his goalscoring account for the club. 

However, his absence from the Liverpool clash represents a huge miss for Spurs, considering the Lilywhites have also lost the experienced Ivan Perisic to a season-ending injury.

It wasn’t all gloom from Postecoglou’s pre-match press conference, with the manager admitting Johnson’s hamstring problem was ‘nothing too serious’ despite his absence this weekend.

The manager also confirmed that dynamic duo James Maddison and Heung-min Son are being monitored after taking a couple of blows against the Gunners.

Maddison went down clutching his knee before carrying on against Arsenal, while Son also appeared to take a late knock before the pair were replaced late in the game.

The good news for Spurs is that both players trained on Friday to boost hopes of their involvement against Liverpool, but Postecoglou insists they will continue to be monitored in the run-up to kick-off.

“Brennan will miss out this week,” Postecoglou told Spurs reporters in his pre-match press conference. “It’s nothing too serious, but it is enough to keep him out [of the Liverpool clash].

“Madders and Sonny trained today, but we will see how they pull up from training. But they both got through everything we needed them to get through, but it will depend on how they pull up.”

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