Heung-min Son is unlikely to feature for Tottenham Hotspur when they face Liverpool in the Premier League clash at White Hart Lane on 17 October. He picked up a foot injury in his side's 4-1 victory over Manchester City and since then has been out of action.
The 23-year-old made a switch to the north London club from Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the summer transfer window. The forward had a good start to his career in England and scored thrice in five appearances in all competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino earlier confirmed that Son will be out for a "few weeks". He has already missed Tottenham's last two fixtures against AS Monaco [Europa League] and Swansea City. According to the Evening Standard, he is expected to return to training next week.
However, the same report claimed that the South Korean international will not be rushed into action, when his side host Liverpool after the international break. The former Southampton manager is taking a cautious approach with Son and is not looking to bring him back for the crucial clash against the Reds.
The extent of the former Leverkusen man's injury has not been revealed, but it is believed that the Asian forward has not suffered any broken bone. Son joins two key midfielders Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, who picked up injuries in September and are on the sidelines.
In the absence of Son, England international Harry Kane will be the lone striker when Tottenham face Liverpool. The Reds allowed Brendan Rodgers to leave the club after a disappointing start to the 2015/16 season.
Jurgen Klopp is the hot favourite to become the new Liverpool manager. According to BBC, the Anfield club are close to appointing the German manager as Rodgers' successor. Should the former Borussia Dortmund boss be appointed as manager, the clash against Tottenham will be his first game for the Reds.