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Team news: Owen out?

Posted on 18 November 2000  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

It looks like the battle of the injury-ravaged sides at the Lane on Sunday.<P class=MsoNormal>Liverpool are competing with us on the players missing count for the Premiership encounter televised live by Sky Sports.<P class=MsoNormal>We are still without Sol Campbell (shoulder), Mauricio Taricco (groin), Steffen Iversen (knee), Oyvind Leonhardsen and Steffen Freund (both hamstring) for Sunday&rsquo&#59;s clash although George Graham reported that all five were recovering well. <P class=MsoNormal>The manager&rsquo&#59;s problems are compounded by Ben Thatcher&rsquo&#59;s <I>(pictured)</I> one-match suspension for his red card against Sunderland.<P class=MsoNormal>That could mean a chance for Ledley King or even a debut for Alton Thelwell with a possible solution moving Stephen Clemence to left wing-back in the five-man defence and King playing in midfield.<P class=MsoNormal>Liverpool also have a sizable list of absentees. Dangerman Emile Heskey is serving a one-match ban and Michael Owen <I>(pictured)</I> is struggling with a back injury so Vladimir Smicer and Robbie Fowler could play up front.<P class=MsoNormal>Steven Gerrard is doubtful with hamstring trouble and German defender Christian Ziege has returned from international duty with an Achilles injury. <IMG align=left src="../title_images/owen.jpg"> <P class=MsoNormal>Patrik Berger, Jamie Redknapp (both knee), Vegard Heggem and Bernard Diomede (both hamstring) are also out.<P class=MsoNormal>Dietmar Hamann, who missed the win over Coventry, played for Germany in Copenhagen and is back in contention. <P class=MsoNormal><B>Spurs squad:</B> Sullivan, Carr, Perry, Vega, Young, Clemence, Sherwood, Anderton, Korsten, King, Armstrong, Ferdinand, Rebrov, Doherty, Etherington, Davies, Thelwell, Walker. <P class=MsoNormal><B>Liverpool squad: </B>Westerveld, Babbel, Henchoz, Hyypia, Traore, Ziege, Hamann, Barmby, Carragher, McAllister, Smicer, Fowler, Murphy, Arphexad, Owen, Gerrard, Song.<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>