Tottenham vs Liverpool: Alli, Lloris to miss EPL clash

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Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris will remain Tottenham captain, despite being sentenced for drink-driving this week.

World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris won't be allowed to get behind the wheel of a vehicle for 20 months after pleading guilty to drunk driving.

Looking to bounce back from their defeat against Watford before the global break, Spurs will be without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool on Saturday, with the pair suffering from thigh and hamstring injuries respectively.

The Argentine boss confirmed Lloris would continue in the captain's role and again insisted the goalkeeper regrets the incident after he was banned from driving for 20 months on Wednesday and fined £50k. "I don't know what you expect from me, or what you think my answer should be", he said.

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But Pochettino, whose side take on Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday in the league, believes any suggestions that Kane is suffering from exhaustion are misguided.

"Of course we have a conversation and he explained what happened". I told you the challenge is massive this season.

Pochettino was pleased a gamble in allowing a key player to miss a month of the season has been rewarded.

"It's not that I want to justify him, it's only because the period during the season always change".

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"I was relaxed and not anxious and today I am relaxed and not anxious". I want a watch or some Korean food.

Equally predictable was Mauricio Pochettino's insistence that he has no concerns about a player in whom expectations are so elevated. I am not going to put the finger in some player. Who took the risk?

"We should be much better organised this time, we were much better organised than that in the other games (since then), so we should use that and we can get something".

"I go out there, focus on everything bar my ankle and on Saturday I didn't even realise it, I didn't notice it". That is why I said to Sonny "I'm waiting for my present". "I am so good, I am so happy".

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"He already knew in the moment that it was a big mistake".