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Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool

14 September 2018

Tottenham Hotspur were initially expecting the captain to return swiftly, but a recent update by the club this afternoon has insisted he will be out for "several weeks".

Lloris appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to plead guilty to a charge of drink driving, and it emerged during the hearing that the Frenchman was more than twice over the legal limit, had veered towards parked cars and had driven through a red light.

Manager Pochettino said: 'I think of course he is the first to regret about everything.

"He said that he was guilty and that he was responsible". All the women, men, people can make a mistake. "He apologised to everyone - the staff, the club, the fans, us - and he said "any decision that you take gaffer, or the club, I think is fair". "That is a massive lesson for everyone, he was the first to tell me he made a mistake". "I made a mistake and now I need to pay".

When asked whether Lloris had offered to give up the club captaincy, Pochettino said: 'He apologised to everyone. As a man you need to recognise your mistake.

Goalkeeper Lloris sustained a thigh problem during last month's 3-0 win at Manchester United, which meant he missed the subsequent 2-1 loss at Watford and France's worldwide commitments over the past week. "Now, because he is clever, he learns and he is going to move on".

"Disappointed, because we're going to miss him for this game, and possibly Inter Milan in the Champions League, but it is not a big issue".

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko will be another absentee for the Wembley meeting with Liverpool but, while Harry Winks could be in contention to start, his manager said the Englishman's ankle condition is "chronic".

England coach Gareth Southgate had said he expected him to have recovered by the time Spurs took on Liverpool, but Pochettino has confirmed that is not the case.

"It's not that I want to justify him, it's only because the period during the season always change".