Alli, Lloris to miss Liverpool match

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2018

Pochettino confirmed that Lloris would remain captain despite his drunk-driving case, replying "of course" when asked whether that would be the situation.

Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris have been ruled out of Tottenham's Premier League match with Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Frenchman was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 following his guilty plea. "He told me "boss it's a massive lesson for me, I made a mistake and need to pay" and now he's accepted (it) like a man that he is". The most important is that everyone can make a mistake and he is suffering a punishment and also a feeling that society translates to him.

"He's punishing himself, but of course we're not God, that we can judge people". Then we're all humans and we can all make mistakes. It's a massive lesson to everyone'.

"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", Pochettino said.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined 50,000 pounds (65,000 United States dollars) and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading to driving while under the influence of alcohol.

"Disappointed, because we're going to miss him for this game, and possibly Inter Milan in the Champions League, but it is not a big issue".

Tottenham have taken nine points from their first four games of the season, while Saturday's opponents Liverpool are yet to drop a point in the league. Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, one target to evade Pochettino, might have been a stand-in for Alli.

This could mean a return for Heung-min Son.

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Missing the creative playmaker Alli is of course a blow for Mauricio Pochettino's side, but not having the first-choice goalkeeper is a real concern. "I played him many times when I was playing with Nice".

But boss Mauricio Pochettino will confirm today that the World Cup victor will retain the armband ahead of Saturday's clash with Liverpool. I allowed him to go there.

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