Victor Wanyama targeting return for Liverpool clash

Midfielder Victor Wanyama was a vital influence on Tottenham’s defensive efforts last season, but the Kenyan international has missed the majority of the current campaign through injury – making just two appearances in the Premier League thus far.

That hasn’t impacted Spurs’ performances significantly; they’re still third in the Premier League table and boast the third-best defensive record throughout the division.

But with a massive clash against Liverpool – who Spurs haven’t beaten in their last ten attempts – on the horizon, having Wanyama back in the fold would be a huge boost for Mauricio Pochettino.

Fortunately for the Tottenham gaffer, then, injury data analyst Ben Dinnery claims that although this weekend’s clash against Bournemouth may come too soon, Wanyama is said to be targeting a return for when the Reds travel to Wembley – echoing recent reports from The Daily Mail.

Spurs will fancy their chances of beating Bournemouth without the 6 foot 2 anchorman, with Eddie Howe’s side currently second-bottom, but the Reds pose a different challenge altogether.