Tottenham Hotspur have now hauled themselves into a three horse race for the Premier League title this season.
The two leading favourites, Liverpool and Man City, have faltered in recent games, leaving the door open for Tottenham to make up ground.
After the leaders Liverpool drew back to back games against Leicester and West Ham, and Man City lost to Newcastle last week, Spurs have moved to just five off the top.
Despite not having Harry Kane or Dele Alli, Spurs have managed to maintain winning form, beating Fulham, Watford, and Newcastle in the past two weeks.
However, with injuries to two of their key attackers, Spurs have little in the way of fire power on their bench.
If Son, Llorente, and Moura start a match, they only have the likes of Erik Lamela to come into the game to make a difference.
Jamie Carragher has now accused Liverpool of having a similar problem in their attacking line up.
Carragher said (SkySports as reported by Football London): “I do feel Liverpool maybe don’t have the quality off the bench that Man City do. People always talk about Tottenham’s squad – I don’t think there’s a massive difference with Liverpool’s.
“I said Manchester United, they could bring [Anthony] Martial off the bench, Liverpool had [Divock] Origi, I think [Daniel] Sturridge was on the bench, [Xherdan] Shaqiri came off the bench. Probably not quite the same, and I think it shows how important Liverpool’s front three is and they have to stay fit.
“As I’ve said before they [Liverpool] are still three points in front, yes it could have been seven, but there’s still a long way to go and Liverpool will be there at the wire, even if it’s two or three games to go and they’re a point or two behind City, whatever it may be, I still believe with two or three games to go Liverpool will be in the title race.
“The points that are being lost now it’s too early for it to have a massive effect on the title race. I think once we get down to single figure games, February into March, with all the teams that are involved in it, then Champions League kicks in whoever is involved in Champions League the furthest will have a big bearing on it all, there’s a long way to go.”
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