By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Jan Vertonghen is targeting Tottenham’s trip to Liverpool on 2 April for his comeback match, Football Insider sources understand.
The Belgium international has stepped up his recovery from knee ligament damage by returning to light training at Spurs’ Enfield headquarters.
The London club’s clashes against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday and Bournemouth on Sunday will come too soon for Vertonghen.
But a Tottenham source has told Football Insider that club medics are hopeful he will be in contention for the team’s first match after the forthcoming international break.
Spurs play at Anfield in a Saturday evening kick-off at the start of next month as they attempt to maintain their Premier League title challenge.
Vertonghen has been sidelined since the end of January after injuring his knee at Crystal Palace.
In the Belgian’s absence, Kevin Wimmer has stepped in to form a solid centre-back partnership with the outstanding Toby Alderweireld.
In other Tottenham injury news, Clinton N’jie is stepping up his rehabilitation after being out since December.