Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Brennan Johnson will miss this weekend's Premier League clash against Liverpool. Johnson pulled up clutching his hamstring in the North London Derby against Arsenal, although the issue is not serious according to the Tottenham boss.
Updates were also provided on the status of James Maddison and Son Heung-min following Postecoglou revealing both had entered the game with knocks, and Maddison clutching his knee after a challenge with Jorginho. In a video uploaded to Tottenham's X (formerly Twitter) account, he said: «Brennan will miss out this week. It's nothing too serious but it's enough to keep him out.
»Madders and Sonny trained today but will see how they are after training, both got through everything we needed them to get through, but it will depend on how they pull up." In his pre-Liverpool press conference, Postecoglou was able to provide more clarity on the trio which saw him describe this past week as 'fragmented'.
«From last week, Brennan will miss out,» he told reporters. «It's nothing too serious but he won't be right for this weekend. Madders and Sonny trained today, they got through it, and we'll have to see how they pull up. It's been a fragmented week of training.»
Maddison and Son were slight doubts heading into the Arsenal fixture, but their importance to the team meant a starting XI inclusion was always likely. The influential duo being in training, as Postecoglou reveals, likely means they both should be available for the visit of Liverpool.
As for the visitors, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will make his matchday squad return after picking up a hamstring injury earlier this month. «Trent trained yesterday normal,» he told our sister title LiverpoolRead on football.london