Will Son return? Who replaces Alli? Tottenham’s predicted line-up vs Liverpool

first_img Is this how Tottenham will look against Liverpool? Michel Vorm is the obvious candidate to replace Lloris, and while he is better with his feet than the Frenchman, Spurs will see dip in shot-stopping quality between the sticks.Elsewhere, It’s likely Premier League Player of the Month Lucas Moura will retain his place in Tottenham’s starting side given his pressing high up the pitch has given the team an added dimension, particular against Fulham and Manchester United.Although recent social media posting involving the player’s political views do seem to have stopped the love-in surrounding his early campaign performances.Son will, in this case, be on the bench to start with, giving Spurs’ squad a much deeper look than it has had since Erik Lamela’s injury ahead of the match with Man United. Tottenham are looking to bounce back immediately from their Premier League defeat to Watford but now face an in-form Liverpool side at Wembley.An already tough test has become even trickier now with the news Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris will both be absent for the match. Tottenham Hotspur players Harry Kane and Lucas Moura celebrate during their win over Manchester United. Rose made the most of his opportunity 3center_img 3 The Reds have carried on where they left off last season and have impressed with four wins in their opening four games so far this season.Spurs know they will have a battle on their hands in north west London in a fixture which was originally set to opening their new stadium.Heung-Min Son has returned from South Korea’s victorious Asian Games triumph, where he earned exemption from military service, however, he is not expected to start the game as Mauricio Pochettino looks to ease him back into the fold.But how will Tottenham line up for the clash without Alli and Lloris? Check out talkSPORT.com’s predicted XI below. 3 Danny Rose, England’s Man of the Match against Switzerland, could get the nod ahead of Ben Davies, who hasn’t been at the races so far this season.But Pochettino’s most intriguing decision will be his formation and whether he adopts a back-three once more.If he does, you’re likely to Mousa Dembele alongside Eric Dier in the middle, while a back four could see Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks or even Heung-Min Son enter the XI in differing positions.last_img read more

Cricket has changed everything in Afghanistan in the last few years: Rashid Khan

first_imgAfghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan said that cricket has “changed everything” in the country over the last few years and that nothing makes people happier than watching their team doing well in cricket matches.Afghanistan, who have been placed in Group 2 along with teams like India, England and South Africa for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup, had played in the prestigious tournament for the first time in 2010. Since then, they have shown significant improvement in their performance.”It feels good. People back home, they love cricket. It has changed everything in the country in the last five-six years. The young generation everyone’s following cricket, they love it. It means a lot that Afghanistan is participating in the World Cup,” ICC quoted Rashid, as saying.”(The fans) are loving it. They love the sport, they love cricket. (We players) just try and give 100 per cent in each and every competition. Everywhere, we try our best to give something to the people back home. I know what is happening, so there is nothing else that can bring such a smile on their faces,” he added.The right-arm bowler said that the World Cup tournament is going to be a “good experience” for them and that they would try and give their best in each and every game.”We – me, (Mohammad) Nabi, Mujeeb (Ur Rehman) – we just try and give our best in each and every game. The World Cup will be a good experience. Can’t wait for it,” Rashid said.Rashid has played a total of 35 T20Is and has picked up 64 wickets with an economy rate of 6.02. In 51 ODIs, he has scalped 118 wickets with an economy rate of 3.91.advertisementlast_img read more