Antonio Conte has ruled wing back Sergio Reguilon out of Tottenham's trip to Liverpool on Saturday night and says he is unsure whether the Spaniard will feature in the final few weeks of the season.
Reguilon last featured for Spurs in the defeat to Brighton in mid April, though he has not made the spot on the left of Tottenham's defence his own with Ryan Sessegnon getting opportunities since the turn of the year.
“He is not available,” Conte said. “He hasn’t had a training session with us. I honestly don’t know, there is only two weeks, whether it is possible for him to come back.”
Tottenham need to win at Liverpool to avoid giving Arsenal - who host Leeds on Sunday - the chance to further cement their spot in the top four. Spurs' record at Anfield is horrible, having won just six Premier League games away to the Reds with the last of those coming in 2011.
It's also a Liverpool side still chasing a quadruple, having reached the Champions League final in midweek with victory at Villarreal.
Conte added: “It is very difficult to play against Liverpool – they are in really good form.
"I watched [the Villarreal game] and the composure, the calm was incredible. The team is strong, it is one of the best in the world. At the same time it will be a good game for us.
“Whenever you play these top teams it is important there is the great desire to find a way to stop them. Against Manchester City it happened twice and against Liverpool we drew at home. For sure I think it’s better when you play face to face with these teams than when we find a team who are very very deep with not so much of the ball.”
Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League, with slip-ups against Brighton and Brentford seeing Arsenal go two points clear of their north London rivals in the race for Champions League football.