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Liverpool squad to face Tottenham: Lucas ruled out, Sterling & Coutinho fit

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is set for a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury which means he will miss Tuesday’s visit of Tottenham.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

However, forwards Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho have recovered from knocks from the weekend Merseyside derby.

Adam Lallana has also returned to the squad after missing Saturday’s game while striker Daniel Sturridge is edging closer to his first start after two substitute appearances since returning from a long lay-off.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Markovic, Henderson, Gerrard, Moreno, Sterling, Sturridge, Coutinho, Ward, Johnson, Manquillo, Enrique, Allen, Ibe, Borini, Lambert.

Liverpool v Tottenham is on Tuesday night (8pm GMT kick off, live on BT Sports in UK).

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