London: Tottenham Hotspur will be without attacking midfielder Dele Alli for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium because he has yet to recover from a hamstring injury sustained playing for England against Spain last week. Alli was on target when Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season and manager Mauricio Pochettino said his absence is disappointing. “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,” Pochettino told reporters.

Tottenham will also be without goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris who has a thigh injury that could keep him out for several weeks. Michel Vorm will deputise. Lloris was convicted of drink driving on Wednesday and banned from driving for 20 months. With injuries, worries about the form and freshness of striker Harry Kane, delays over the new stadium and a surprise defeat by Watford before the international break, Tottenham’s preparation for a game against a Liverpool side boasting a 100 percent record so far has not been ideal.