Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman has expressed his concerns ahead of the Premier League clash between the Reds and Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Premier League leaders Liverpool are hunting for a first league title in almost three decades and the game against Tottenham Hotspur represents their toughest challenge on paper.
They have a two-point lead over champions Manchester City at the top of the table having played a game more.
In an interview monitored by popular media outlet Goal, the Liverpool legend said that the aforementioned game could be hinged on how well the players recover from the international break.
The Liverpool-Tottenham game headlines week 32 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool could have lost top spot to Manchester City by the time they played Spurs on Sunday evening.
The Citizens play 24 hours earlier against Fulham away from home and a win would definitely lift them one point above the Reds ahead of the Spurs game at Anfield.
Before the international break, Liverpool had capitalised on the same fixture to secure the Premier League summit following their 2-1 away win over Fulham.
Sadio Mane and substitute James Milner got the goals for the title chasers either side of the close range finish from Fulham winger Ryan Babel.