With Emerson’s update, Tottenham is guaranteed to miss five goals against Liverpool
Ryan Mason faced the press again just over 12 hours after Tottenham came back from a 2-0 deficit to draw with Manchester United. The result keeps Tottenham in the hunt for the top four, but a crucial match against Liverpool awaits.
The Reds trail Erik ten Hag’s fourth-placed United by seven points despite having played one fewer game. Tottenham are six points off the Champions League places, but have played twice as many games as the Red Devils.
With only 30 games played, Brighton are 11 points behind United and five points behind Spurs. The outcome has put Sunday’s match in jeopardy, especially after a week of turmoil.
Spurs had conceded eight goals in three halves of football at one point, but Son Heung-Min and Pedro Porro kept their slim hopes of finishing in the top four alive.
Injuries continue to plague interim manager Mason ahead of the trip to Liverpool. “Hugo [Lloris] won’t be available on Sunday,” he explained.
“My injury does not sound good; I don’t know if it’s a muscle but around the hip when I kicked,” the club captain said of his own injury at halftime against Newcastle. It doesn’t sound right.” “Obviously had a muscle problem, so we’re still seeing how that settles down,” Mason explained. “Only time will tell.”
“The other injuries we’re assessing day by day,” he said ahead of the trip to Anfield. We haven’t trained yet, so we’ll see how they feel in training this afternoon and also tomorrow before the game.”
Both Clement Lenglet and Ben Davies, who had been doubts going into the game, received a boost. Emerson Royal, who suffered a knee injury last month, is also awaiting a possible return. Meanwhile, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur are still on the sidelines.
Both are long-term absentees, as is Ryan Sessegnon.