Injury and suspension was the dominant theme at Harry’s pre-match press conference but aside from the unavailability of Scott Parker the news was largely positive.
Throughout the week there have been doubts over Kyle Walker, Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale but Redknapp suggested that all three would be available.
Confirming that reports of Gareth’s injury had been greatly exaggerated, the manager said,
“We’ll wait to see how he is, but he should be okay. He hasn’t got a tear in his hamstring, just a little tightness. It shouldn’t be a problem
“Rafa will train today and feels a lot better,” added Harry. “Kyle’s okay, he should be fit and Ledley’s not bad, hopefully he will come out to train tomorrow and we’ll see how he is.”
On the subject of Parker, Harry admitted it was a big loss but suggested that either Sandro or Livermore would slot straight in.
All of this could make for an interesting starting XI tomorrow. Here’s how we think it will look but what do you think?