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Tottenham Hotspur Team News: Lennon And Defoe Doubtful, Nelsen Travels

Don't get to use the long photo crop for Aaron Lennon very often!
Don't get to use the long photo crop for Aaron Lennon very often!

Barring a major miracle, both Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe will be out for Tottenham Hotspur's clash against Liverpool this coming Monday. We'll probably get a much more detailed report on the injury status of everyone on Sunday or early on Monday morning, but it seems like this is very unlikely to change. Said Kevin Bond, on the official team website:

"Aaron and Jermain are being treated, both are extremely doubtful for Monday but obviously we'll give them every chance. The medical staff are working hard to see if they can get them there."

Rafael Van der Vaart picked up a calf strain against Wigan, and his status is currently unknown. Because Roman Pavlyuchenko and Steven Pienaar have been shipped out, while Niko Krancjar could presumably start on the wing,Louis Saha and Giovani dos Santos could actually be candidates to at least make substitute appearances against Liverpool.

Kyle Walker is going to be fine after picking up a knock, and there's no mention of Emmanuel Adebayor so it's likely that the same goes for him. Bond has also said that Ryan Nelsen will make the trip to Liverpool and that he is likely to make the 18.