Mourinho questions Liverpool’s injury concerns
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has questioned Liverpool’s injury concerns before Wednesday’s trip to Anfield in the Premier League.
Spurs are top of the table, above the defending champions on goal difference.
The Portuguese said the Reds’ only “big injury” is Virgil Van Dijk, with no timeframe on the defender’s return following his knee ligament surgery.
“Every club has injuries now and again. Liverpool has a big injury, which is Van Dijk,” said Mourinho.
“Injuries are normal. James Milner is injured, [Erik] Lamela is injured.”
As well as Van Dijk and Milner, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to be without Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara and Xherdan Shaqiri against Spurs while Naby Keita and Joel Matip are doubts.
Mourinho added: “I think Alisson is not injured. [Trent] Alexander-Arnold is not injured. Matip, I believe that he’s going to play. Fabinho is not injured. [Andrew] Robertson is not injured. [Jordan] Henderson is not injured. [Georginio] Wijnaldum is not injured. [Mohamed] Salah is not injured, [Roberto] Firmino is not injured, [Sadio] Mane is not injured.
“Van Dijk is injured and Van Dijk is a very good player of course. But give me Liverpool’s list of injuries and compare that list with what is the best Liverpool team.
“I can give you a list of 10 injuries at Tottenham. We have two kids of the Under-16s with injuries, we have two others in the Under-21s and two in the Under-23s, we have Lamela and [Japhet] Tanganga. And here is a list of 10 players.
“But is [Hugo] Lloris injured? No. [Toby] Alderweireld injured? No. [Eric] Dier injured? No. [Sergio] Reguilon injured no? Harry Kane injured? No. Son [Heung-min] injured? No. Lucas [Moura] injured? No. So where are the injuries?”