Mauricio Pochettino’s men face a tough clash at Wembley against the Reds and their incredible attacking options

Tottenham are looking to bounce back immediately from their Premier League defeat to Watford but now face an in-form Liverpool side at Wembley.

An already tough test has become even trickier now with the news Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris will both be absent for the match.

Tottenham Hotspur players Harry Kane and Lucas Moura celebrate during their win over Manchester United.

The Reds have carried on where they left off last season and have impressed with four wins in their opening four games so far this season.

Spurs know they will have a battle on their hands in north west London in a fixture which was originally set to opening their new stadium.

Heung-Min Son has returned from South Korea’s victorious Asian Games triumph, where he earned exemption from military service, however, he is not expected to start the game as Mauricio Pochettino looks to ease him back into the fold.

But how will Tottenham line up for the clash without Alli and Lloris? Check out talkSPORT.com’s predicted XI below.

Is this how Tottenham will look against Liverpool?

Is this how Tottenham will look against Liverpool?

Michel Vorm is the obvious candidate to replace Lloris, and while he is better with his feet than the Frenchman, Spurs will see dip in shot-stopping quality between the sticks.

Elsewhere, It’s likely Premier League Player of the Month Lucas Moura will retain his place in Tottenham’s starting side given his pressing high up the pitch has given the team an added dimension, particular against Fulham and Manchester United.

Although recent social media posting involving the player’s political views do seem to have stopped the love-in surrounding his early campaign performances.

Son will, in this case, be on the bench to start with, giving Spurs’ squad a much deeper look than it has had since Erik Lamela’s injury ahead of the match with Man United.

Rose made the most of his opportunity

Rose made the most of his opportunity

Danny Rose, England’s Man of the Match against Switzerland, could get the nod ahead of Ben Davies, who hasn’t been at the races so far this season.

But Pochettino’s most intriguing decision will be his formation and whether he adopts a back-three once more.

If he does, you’re likely to Mousa Dembele alongside Eric Dier in the middle, while a back four could see Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks or even Heung-Min Son enter the XI in differing positions.


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