Liverpool star ruled out of Tottenham Hotspur clash

Liverpool will host Tottenham Hotspur without the services of midfield star Lucas Leiva, who suffered an injury during the 0-0 draw with Everton, Express reports.

The 28-year-old started the Merseyside derby at the weekend, but was only able to feature for about 15 minutes before eventually being replaced by Joe Allen after picking up a thigh knock.

Lucas is now being tipped to miss about a month of action as he was the first of three injury concerns for Brendan Rodgers during his team’s trip to Goodison Park.

Raheem Sterling hurt his foot while Philippe Coutinho was also taken off due to a knee problem, with the attacking pair still a doubt ahead of their vital clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Northern Irish boss has a chance to move his side to within a point away from Spurs in fifth place, and based on the results of the other games, could even see his once struggling Reds jump back into the race for the final Champions League spot.


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