Liverpool handed triple boost ahead of Tottenham showdown

Liverpool have been handed a major boost with Roberto Firmino, Alisson and Fabinho available to start in Saturday’s clash against Tottenham.

The trio have been in America while on international duty and were on the bench as Brazil defeated El Salvador 5-0 in a late kick-off on Wednesday evening.

There were fears that the fixture would prevent Firmino and Alisson from starting at Wembley in the early kick-off against Spurs on Saturday.

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But, according to the , Liverpool were given clearance to organise a private jet to deliver the Brazilians back to Merseyside earlier than expected.

The trio will now join in with their Liverpool team-mates for a training session on Friday morning before the squad travels to London.

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Alisson and Firmino are therefore set to start against Spurs, with summer signing Fabinho – who is yet to make his competitive debut for Liverpool – in line to feature from the bench.

The Reds are yet to hit top gear this season but have nevertheless won their first four games to emerge as early pacesetters in the Premier League title race.

Only Chelsea and Watford are also yet to drop a point in the English top-flight.

Tottenham won their first three games – including an impressive 3-0 victory at Manchester United – before losing to Watford at Vicarage Road.

The fitness of striker Harry Kane has been the subject of much speculation over the last few weeks but Mauricio Pochettino insists he is not fatigued.

‘When a striker does not fill the net and does not score goals, always you need to find some reason why but I think he is fit,’ he said.

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‘The most [important] thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him.

‘We know Harry Kane very well and have worked with him for more than four years and we know it’s not a situation that worries us. It’s under control.’

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Tottenham’s Dele Alli misses the Liverpool fixture because of a hamstring injury, while goalkeeper Hugo Lloris remains sidelined with a thigh strain.

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