Tottenham Hotspur defender is wanted back urgently.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld congratulated his teammates on their result yesterday - and was quickly pressed on his fitness by supporters.
The Belgian has been out of action since October and his absence showed up in their match at Anfield. Defender Davinson Sanchez struggled as did Eric Dier, and Spurs really had to fight hard to claim a 2-2 draw.
Tottenham have crucial fixtures against Arsenal and Juventus coming up over the next fortnight and Spurs have responded to the defender's message by pleading that he is able to make a swift return.
Can’t wait to see you back Toby!— Daniel. (@Danderweireld) February 4, 2018
We need you!!— Roii Gurevitch (@RoiiGurevitch) February 4, 2018
Are you fit?— D (@im_the_don01) February 4, 2018
When are you back?
We need you with Jan in the back 4 ASAP
Hurry up back Toby our Young Star Sanchez needs you with these mammoth 3games— DAVSPURS (@davspurs) February 4, 2018
Please hurry up back . Great come back by the lads today , but we need our rock back we’re you belong coys— andrew foster (@andyfoster1983) February 4, 2018
Please tell me you’re back soon?!? We missed you...Jan misses you! He was awesome, yet again, but needs his buddy!— Heather Jordan (@HeatherJordan3) February 4, 2018
Alderweireld is still a doubt for the upcoming games, although a return cannot be ruled out.
The plan has always been for the Belgian to be back in time for the Juventus game, but Tottenham cannot risk rushing him back too soon and seeing him re-aggravate his hamstring injury.
Davinson Sanchez has been an outstanding signing for Tottenham since joining, but cracks have been highlighted in his game over the past few weeks.
He was poor in the game away at Swansea and struggled yesterday, while Eric Dier is a big downgrade on Toby Alderweireld as a centre-back.
Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen's partnership has been the cornerstone of Tottenham's success under Mauricio Pochettino. Getting the pair back together is vital for their Champions League chances.