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Two senior Spurs defenders out of mammoth clash against Liverpool

Two senior Spurs defenders out of mammoth clash against Liverpool

Both Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen will be absent for Tottenham Hotspur's trip to Anfield on Saturday evening.

Mauricio Pochettino's side take on Liverpool in a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday.

The knee injury which kept Rose out of Spurs' 1-0 home victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday will also see the England left-back miss out this weekend:

The Argentinean manager was coy on Rose's return but the clash against Jurgen Klopp's team, which could be pivotal in this season's title race, will come too soon for the 26-year-old.

Reports earlier this week suggested that the full-back could miss a month of action for the team currently sitting second in the Premier League.

Jan Vertonghen, meanwhile, is yet to return to training after sustaining an ankle injury early in January as Spurs hammered West Brom 4-0.

Former Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier will return to the squad following a hip injury, though it sounds like long-term absentee Erik Lamela could be sat on the sidelines for some time yet: