A few days after he was charged, Lloris kept a clean sheet during a 3-0 win for Spurs against Manchester United at Old Trafford, however he was absent for their 2-1 defeat to Watford and missed France's recent worldwide games due to a thigh injury.
On Wednesday, he was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink-driving. All the women, men, people can make a mistake. "He made a mistake and is suffering, and is punishing himself".
"Of course we had a conversation and he explained all that happened", said Pochettino. He's the first, he told me, "Gaffer it's a massive lesson for me".
Pochettino confirmed that Lloris would remain captain despite his drunk-driving case, replying "of course" when asked whether that would be the situation.
Tottenham will enter the match off the back of a 2-1 defeat at Watford before the global break, while Liverpool beat Leicester City to make it four wins from four at the start of the new campaign.
"He is close because I am happy with him", Pochettino said.
"He already knew in the moment that it was a big mistake". "I'm happy because the circumstances of the summer were so different from another season". "I think he's fit, I have not read or heard what's going on around him, the most important thing for me is that we trust him".
Toby Alderweireld appears to have forced his way back in to Pochettino's side so the Belgian global should keep his place alongside compatriot Jan Vertonghen while youngster Davinson Sanchez could get another start at the back.
"Hopefully everything is going well and he can be back as soon as possible, like Dele".