Hugo Lloris is set to start for – and captain – Tottenham against Liverpool on Saturday despite pleading guilty to a drink-driving charge, according to the Daily Mail.

The goalkeeper missed Spurs’ last Premier League match against Watford with an injury and was subsequently unavailable for France during the international break.

On Wedneday, Lloris pleaded guilty to a drink driving charge of which the details were revealed in court.

According to the Mirror, a court heard Lloris was twice the legal limit and vomit was found in his vehicle after the Frenchman ran a red light and almost veered into parked cars.

The Mirror’s report claims Lloris is now fighting to retain the captaincy at Tottenham, who have fined him two weeks’ wages on top of the £50,000 charge he was punished with in court.

But the Mail believes Lloris will not only start against Liverpool but will captain Spurs at Wembley, with the club unlikely to make a drastic decision ahead of such a big game.

Whether there are doubts over his long-term future as captain remains to be seen.



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