Mauricio Pochettino has said Eric Dier could be out for two weeks after suffering a hip injury during the international break.

Dier has missed most of this year through illness but returned to action in time to be called up to the latest England squad.

However, he limped off early on in the Three Lions’ 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic last week with a hip problem.

And Pochettino believes Dier could be out for anywhere between a week and two weeks, meaning he could miss the first leg of Tottenham’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

“It’s not a big issue but he needs to recover from the problem he suffered against the Czech Republic with the national team,” Pochettino said (via the Independent).

“One week, 10, days, two weeks. We’ll see how it is going to improve. He was running today but we need to wait for the evolution [of the injury].”

Dier will definitely miss Sunday’s trip to Liverpool, as will Harry Winks who has been ruled out with a groin injury.

That means Victor Wanyama is likely to partner Moussa Sissoko in central midfield as Spurs continue to lack depth in the middle of the park.

Wanyama has struggled with his own fitness over the last two seasons, and Pochettino will be hoping the Kenyan can remain fit while Dier and Winks are on the treatment table.

Serge Aurier will also miss the Liverpool game with a hamstring problem.



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.