How will Tottenham line up against Liverpool without injured star Danny Rose?

It has been one of the extraordinary aspects of Spurs' defensive record - the best in the Premier League with a mere 16 goals conceded - that they have done so without core defenders at different periods of the campaign.

"Money is a bonus of the job, but it doesn't always make you happy".

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Merseyside on Saturday (11 February) with the determination of keeping their Premier League title hopes alive - and inflicting more misery on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. "When you play in four competitions, plus the worldwide games, sometimes it's not the number one that will be decisive to achieve big things".

"We believe when you sign a player, and then when you play in four competitions plus the worldwide games, [that] sometimes it's not the No. 1 that will be decisive in achieving big things", Pochettino said. Rose is not expected back before the end of the month. It's true that it's not a decisive game but it's a very important game.

Spurs have had a frustrating season in terms of injuries. We've seen Pochettino address that in the past few games by reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation in the past few matches, with Eric Dier beside Toby Alderweireld and moving Kevin Wimmer to the bench. He plays well as a full-back, a centre-back or a midfielder. The England ace received positive news following a consultation with a specialist but no timescale has been put on his recovery just yet. It is important we have Lloris, captain of France, maybe who can give better advice.

Therefore, we're opening up the discussion to our Spurs readers; let us know who you think is the most important player in Spurs' usual starting XI by voting in the poll below!

"But it was an important win (against Middlesbrough) and after a couple of other teams dropped points".

It feels as though quite a lot has changed since the last time Liverpool faced off against Tottenham.

Pochettino seemed unimpressed by his second string in last month's FA Cup match against Wycombe Wanderers of League Two, warning them after the 4-3 win: "If you can not play in this type of game, we will have a problem".

Tottenham's match at Liverpool kicks off at 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) this Saturday, and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and NBC in USA.


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