Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the readiness of Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk to face Leeds United next Sunday in the fourth round of the English Premier League, while Brazilian Roberto Firmino and Japanese Minamino will be absent.
Van Dijk suffered a minor injury during the Dutch national team match against his Turkish counterpart, which ended with the victory of the Mills 6-1, in the confrontation that brought the two teams together, on Tuesday evening, at the Johan Cruyff Stadium, in the sixth round of the European qualifiers for the European Cup finals. World 2022.
Klopp said in statements to the official Liverpool website about Van Dijk’s readiness: “I sent him a message after the Netherlands game and said to him: ‘Are you okay? Come on, send me a clip of you that you don’t limp in.” Then he called me and told me he was fine.
Klopp continued, saying about Firmino and James Milner: “Bobby is not fit to play, he was injured in the last game (against Chelsea), for Milner we have to see, he has to be part of the team training so far, he has not been part of the team training yet. So we will see what he can do today, but he is definitely close to recovery.”
On the Guinean Naby Keita, Klopp explained: “Nabi is fine, yesterday he was not here (at the training center), but he was in Liverpool again, I will speak with him today, but from what I know from all the calls and conversations we had, he is fine.”
Liverpool occupies fifth place in the English Premier League table with 7 points, two points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur.