Pochettino boost as Wanyama nears return

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Victor Wanyama could be set to hand Mauricio Pochettino a major boost by returning to the first-team fold in time for our clash with Liverpool in the Premier League, according to a report.

The Daily Mail is claiming that the Kenyan is looking to make a return to action when we take on Jurgen Klopp’s men at Wembley Stadium on the 22nd of October.

The report says that our midfield enforcer had initially planned to return for the upcoming Champions League tie against holders Real Madrid next week, but it has come a little to soon for the former Southampton and Celtic star.

The 26 year-old suffered a knee injury during pre-season preparations and he further aggravated the issue after playing in the first two Premier League games of the new campaign against Newcastle United and Chelsea respectively.

His return will be a massive boost for Mauricio as it gives him another option in the middle of the park ahead of a very busy schedule and in to the festive period.

Wanyama had a fantastic first campaign at White Hart Lane last season making a total of 47 appearances in all competitions and contributing a very respectable five goals and one assist.

He was (and still is)a  vital cog in our midfield, working well with Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele, and his defensive capabilities helped us to not just have the best goal difference in the league but it also helped us to a second-placed finish – our first in Premier League history.

Wanyama is also so important to the way we play especially if we are to mount another sustained title challenge, we are a different prospect especially defensively when he plays and his return is certainly timely.

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