Tottenham Hotspur are closely monitoring the fitness of James Maddison as they prepare for their upcoming match against Liverpool on Saturday.
Maddison, who made a £40 million move from Leicester City to Spurs during the summer, has been a standout performer for his new club so far.
However, he sustained a knee injury while playing against Arsenal last week, raising concerns about his availability for the Liverpool clash.
According to reports from The Times, Spurs are cautiously optimistic that their No.10 will recover in time for the match, following tests conducted earlier this week.
Despite Maddison resuming training on grass, the club’s medical staff will continue to keep a close eye on his condition.
If he experiences any further discomfort, it may lead to his exclusion from the important game against Liverpool.
Maddison’s absence would undoubtedly be a blow to the London Club, as he has already contributed two goals and four assists in the current season.
He has impressively filled the void left by Harry Kane’s departure, forming a promising partnership with Son Heung-Min early in the Premier League season.
Absence of Maddison for Tottenham – What it means for Liverpool?
From Liverpool’s perspective, Maddison’s potential absence could be advantageous in terms of their chances of securing a positive result.
However, injuries to talented players are never desirable, and Maddison’s skills are enjoyable to watch, even for opposing fans.
Regardless of the lineup Tottenham fields on Saturday, Liverpool remains confident in their ability to perform well and win the game.
The Reds are in good form themselves, and they anticipate the return of their own top playmaker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, to the lineup.
In the spirit of sportsmanship, it is hoped that Maddison can recover in time for the highly anticipated match, ensuring it lives up to its promise of being a spectacle.
However, if he is unable to participate, it won’t alter Liverpool’s determined approach to the game.
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