Liverpool attacking pair miss training ahead of Tottenham clash - report
By Coral Barry
Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke have emerged as major doubts for Liverpool’s Premier League showdown with Tottenham on Saturday, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim that Liverpool’s returning internationals all trained at Melwood on Thursday afternoon bar Benteke, while Firmino remained sidelined.
It means that the two attackers are now facing a race against time to be fit for the visit from Tottenham.
Firmino has been nursing a hamstring problem he picked up in Liverpool’ Europa League triumph against Manchester United two weeks ago and has not featured for Jurgen Klopp’s side since.
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Liverpool had 19 internationals returning from duty in the last few days as they linked up with the rest of the squad, who had joined Klopp at a warm-weather training camp in Tenerife.
Liverpool are hoping to reignite their small glimmer of hope that they could snatch a spot in Europe next season through a top-four league finish by beating Spurs at Anfield.
However, Tottenham are still chasing the title and will be a major hurdle to clear for the Merseysiders in their own bid to remain in touch with league leaders Leicester.
In other Liverpool news, Tottenham have received a boost ahead of the clash.