After the painfully long international break finally comes to an end, we now look forward to Tottenham’s top of the table clash with Liverpool this weekend.

Liverpool are tipped to be a big title contender this year, and Spurs will need to be at their strongest to contain the pacey outfit.

A win would see Spurs join Liverpool on 12 points after five games, a very respectable return.

Talking of returns, Spurs will be hoping to have a strong contingent of players available for the match on September 15, with a number of stars returning from injury.

Erik Lamela has recovered from his hamstring injury, and has been training with the first team for the past week. Fans should expect his name to be seen on the bench at the very least, and potentially in the starting line up depending on the fitness of those who travelled during the international break.

Dele Alli was forced to withdraw from the England camp after their loss to Spain in the first international. Alli complained of a minor muscle strain, but will be hoping to be fit and ready for the Liverpool game, even if he starts from the bench.

Hugo Lloris also faces a race against time after nursing a thigh injury. Michel Vorm has been deputising in his place.

Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth are both expected to restart full first team training this month after periods out.

Vincent Janssen remains the only long term absentee.

Heung-Min Son is back in contention after returning to Tottenham yesterday.

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