"I think Tottenham should have probably have signed more players in the summer".
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.
The England man cut a frustrated figure at Vicarage Road as he didn't get much service, so it will be interesting to see if Pochettino changes his midfield - be it the personnel or the shape.
Alli has been ruled out of the match against Liverpool due to injury, and Tottenham manager Pochettino has suggested that the 22-year-old England global striker will miss the Champions League match against Inter.
Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris will remain Tottenham captain, despite being sentenced for drink-driving this week. It's not that I like to say Fabinho is full of energy and I tell him he's not involved.
"It's a run of fixtures that could shape Liverpool's season", adds Aldridge. How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it?More news: Danny Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players
But they finished fourth in the Premier League, 25 points behind eventual champions City.
The draw is priced up at [3.65] - four home draws for Spurs last season and five away ones for Liverpool.
"I know that's very hard to do but if they could go into February, March, April without it, I think they could have a real chance if they had free weeks."
John Barnes has predicted Liverpool will narrowly beat Tottenham this weekend but says the outcome of the game at Wembley will not necessarily play a huge part in the Premier League title race to come. They've now got Alisson. When a striker does not fill the net and does not score goals, always you need to find some reason why but I think he is fit.
"I think it will be an open game".
A same game multi is a great way to have a bet at a big price and I have picked one out at [45.44], that follows the theme of what I have predicted so far.
Liverpool are still looking to win their first ever Premier League trophy and this year may represent their best chance to date.