Tottenham are ‘highly unlikely’ to drop Hugo Lloris for ‘such a big game’ against Liverpool.
Spurs face Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday in the first Premier League game since the international break.
The north London club would ordinarily count Lloris among the contingent to have joined their countries for duty, but a thigh injury that ruled him out of the matchday squad against Watford meant he was out of contention.
The 31-year-old was instead present at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, where he was handed a £50,000 fine and 20-month driving ban for drink-driving.
Tottenham will fine Lloris two weeks’ wages too, but the Frenchman is almost certain to retain the captaincy. He really should not.
The Daily Mail say he is even ‘expected to be picked’ against Liverpool on Saturday – ‘if he is fit’.
Lloris was arrested mere days before Tottenham’s clash with Manchester United last month, for which he was not dropped.
It is added that it is ‘highly unlikely’ therefore that the club will start Michel Vorm instead of the World Cup winner for ‘such a big game’ against Liverpool.
So Tottenham just needed to be playing Cardiff for Lloris to be appropriately punished? Gotcha.