Key duo hand Liverpool injury scare ahead of crunch Tottenham clash

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Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren are battling to be fit for Liverpool’s game against Tottenham this weekend after missing training through injury.

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The key Reds duo sat out Thursday’s session at the club’s Melwood training base, placing their participation in the crunch clash against Spurs in doubt.

Talisman Lallana, who is thought to be closing in on a new £150,000 per week contract extension, was told not to take part in the session as a precaution due to a tight muscle, while Lovren remained sidelined with a troublesome knee injury that kept him out of action for the weekend defeat to Hull City.

Any potential absence for creator-in-chief Lallana would be particularly worrying for Liverpool fans given the England international’s superb form for club and country so far this season.

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The 28-year-old midfielder was recently named England’s Player of the Year for 2016 and has conjured seven goals and seven assists in 20 starts for Klopp’s side in 2016/17.

Lovren, meanwhile, was sorely missed by Liverpool in the 2-0 reversal at the KCOM Stadium last weekend, with replacement Lucas Leiva enduring a torrid time in his place.

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The Reds head into the match against Mauricio Pochettino’s team knowing a win is vital if they are to maintain their charge for a Champions League place.

They currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League table after a recent blip- a solitary point behind Arsenal in fourth but equally just a point ahead of Manchester United in sixth.

It is understood that Liverpool remain confident that both players will be fit enough to start at Anfield on Saturday.

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