With Heung-Min Son named on the bench to give him a rest, Llorente got the chance to lead the line for Spurs.
We have five weeks - If we are into the final of the Champions League, maybe he will play but we'll see.
The visitors were sitting back and playing deep in the early stages and it could have become a hard game for us had it gone on too long without scoring, so Victor Wanyama's opening goal was a big moment in the match.
It was a comfortable win for Spurs in the end, although there were a number of notable absentees from the game, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli both picking up injuries during Tottenham's 1-0 win over Manchester City in the quarter final of the Champions League.
It is the fifth time the England forward has been sidelined by an ankle injury in the past 2½ years, most recently earlier this year when he missed seven games after damaging the same ankle against Manchester United in January.
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"Players need to have the possibility to play to show the quality and that is why sometimes all the managers are disappointed when the people say about rotation, about selection of the starting XI. And with confidence it is going to be better if we feel we have the capacity to perform the way we want and get close to achieving all the things we plan".
"The England midfielder will now be assessed to determine his availability for this weekend's fixture against Huddersfield Town".
"He is a player who we need to assess tomorrow and after tomorrow we will take a decision".
"I'm not too optimistic". Next week we are going to see with the specialist.
With Tottenham to travel to the Etihad Stadium to face City in the second leg of the European quarter-final tie, the Spurs fans will be anxious about Winks' injury.