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Welcome to football.london ‘s Tottenham live blog, where we’ll keep you up to date with the latest goings on in north London throughout the day.

In the Premier League, Spurs have won three on the bounce with late goals, after the last-gasp 2-1 wins against Fulham at Craven Cottage and Watford at Wembley were followed up with a 1-0 win over Newcastle at home.

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Dele Alli has sustained a hamstring injury against Fulham that will rule him out until March , but there is better news regarding Harry Kane.

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino delivers surprise verdict on Liverpool Premier League title chances

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed claims Liverpool are showing signs of nerves in the Premier League title race.

The Reds have come under increasing scrutiny after dropping four points in their last two games and losing top spot to Manchester City.

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But Pochettino, whose Tottenham side are five points adrift in third, doesn’t sense any wavering of belief at Anfield.

“No,” he said, speaking to the media on Friday. “It’s tough, the Premier League. There’s a lot of circumstances that happen during that period.

Exclusive Moussa Sissoko interview: ‘Spurs can go under the radar to win the league’

Moussa Sissoko searches for the phrase in English that sums up where Tottenham Hotspur are in the Premier League title race.

‘We are not far,’ he says. ‘If people want to talk about Liverpool and Man City then it’s better for us. We can follow our way in’ how can I say it in English?”

Under the radar? ‘Ah, yeah,” Sissoko says. ‘We will be like that. Under the radar, I like that – and try to win and see where we are. For me, I prefer that. It means we can just do our job. We will fight to the end and anything can happen.

‘And, yes, I think we can win the league because we have a good team. There are 13 games to the end so there are a lot of points left. But each game will be massive and hopefully…

Moussa Sissoko explains why it took so long to adapt at Spurs following his move from Newcastle

The midfielder joined Spurs for ’30million from Newcastle in the summer of 2016 but is only now showing why they paid such a big fee for him

Former Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed he had to adapt to a totally different ‘system’ and ‘culture’ at Tottenham.

The France international also attributed his initial struggle in North London due to the level being ‘higher’ at White Hart Lane when compared to Newcastle and his previous club Toulouse.

Sissoko left Newcastle in a ’30million deal to Tottenham in the summer of 2016. The 29-year-old enjoyed a successful EURO 2016 campaign with France but was arriving at Spurs on the back of being relegated with the Magpies.

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Real Madrid may use Isco in Hazard swap

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond

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Tottenham are targeting Adrien Rabiot on free transfer this summer but fear he will sign with Liverpool or Barcelona, according to the Daily Star.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino values Rabiot, but faces heavy competition from the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona, as well as Unai Emery and Arsenal, as he managed the midfielder with PSG.

LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool make ’70m move for Napoli striker Insigne

Liverpool were quiet in the January transfer window, mainly because they had splashed a whole heap of cash over the summer to get themselves into the Premier League title conversation. But Italian newspaper La Repubblica claims they already have their sights set on a striker target once the window opens again.

Indeed, the paper says they have already made an offer of around ’70m for Napoli’s’Lorenzo Insigne — the only problem being that they haven’t actually made it to the club, rather to the player’s agent’Mino Raiola.

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