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The South Korea international has failed to
shake off injury in time to face the Reds, but
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has
backed Dele Alli to continue his good form.

Tottenham have been dealt a blow with the
news that Son Heung-min will miss Saturday's
clash with Liverpool at White Hart Lane.
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed
that the South Korea international has failed
recover sufficiently from a foot injury.

Midfield duo Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb
have also been ruled out with respective knee
and ankle problems, while Eric Dier is serving a

The news leaves Pochettino's side light on
numbers in midfield, although the former
Argentina defender has backed youngster Dele
Alli – who made his England debut on Monday –
to continue his impressive form and boost his
chances of a place at Euro 2016.

"In football it is always about performance. If he
follows in the same way that he played in the
last few months he will maybe have an
opportunity to go," Pochettino said.

"It is not because he is young. Football is about
performance and if he carries on in the same
way he could have a possibility to go.

"I watched the second game and he didn't
disappoint. His first touch was a great touch. He
is maturing and I am happy with the way that he
was looked after.

"He has come from League One but he has
adapted in a very good way."

Spurs head into the game just a point ahead of
Liverpool – who will be managed by Jurgen
Klopp for the first time on Saturday – in the
Premier League table.

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