Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is upbeat over Danny Rose’s fitness prospects and dismissed suggestions the England full-back’s knee injury will result in a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“I’m not a doctor but he’s happy,” Pochettino said at a news conference to preview Saturday’s Premier League trip to Liverpool.

“We are happy after he saw the specialist. It is not a big issue. It is a minor problem, a small problem.

“We hope that as soon as possible he will be available again.

“I think there are too many rumours and you need to be patient when the players are out. That rumour [a two-month absence for Rose] is not a rumour that is true.

“We cannot control the media or the internet like this. The most important thing is he is very optimistic, we are optimistic with him. We are happy and you will see what happens in time.”

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