Tottenham latest: Striker doubt for Liverpool trip, Mabbutt says side can make top four

Emmanuel Adebayor

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening

Tottenham may be without striker Emmanuel Adebayor for Sunday’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool with the London Evening Standard reporting his chances of being fit for the game as ‘slim’.

The Evening Standard reports that the forward hasn’t trained with the rest of the squad for the past two weeks after sustaining a wound on his Achilles tendon in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal nearly a fortnight ago, which means he has been unable to wear a football boot due to swelling.

The same report also suggests that Erik Lamela’s chances of featuring again this season are looking slimmer as he continues to suffer from a back problem.

However there is a chance that Vlad Chiriches could be part of the squad that makes the trip to Merseyside if he makes it through this evening’s under-21 match with Arsenal unscathed at White Hart Lane.

Michael Dawson has said the side will travel to Anfield full of confidence after last week’s result against Southampton, and is hoping for a better outcome than the past two meetings with the Reds have produced for Spurs.

He told the Tottenham website: “Last season was tough, we were in cruise control at 2-1 but gave a goal away and the momentum changed completely.

“The game at the Lane earlier in the season was obviously a huge disappointment. They’ve performed well since then and we know it will be tough, but we’re determined to bring back a positive result.”

Gary Mabbutt has told Sky Sports that he believes Tottenham can still make the Champions League places this season, despite sitting in sixth place and seven points behind Arsenal with seven games remaining. But Mabutt said they must get something from this weekend’s game at Anfield.

He said: "We have to get something from this game. We're seven points off Arsenal in fourth place, we're still fighting for a Champions League place, and we've shown in the last few games that we're going to win more games than we'll lose.”

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