Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Virgil van Dijk is 200% in form after the midfielder suffered an obvious ankle harm whereas on worldwide responsibility.
The Dutch defender suffered an harm in his nation’s thumping 6-1 victory in opposition to Turkey on Tuesday, and stumbled off the pitch close to the tip of the match.
Van Dijk, if he’s injured, could be a giant blow to Liverpool’s title probabilities this season – because it was final season when the midfielder was away for a lot of the season with a severe harm.
However, Klopp has confirmed that Van Dijk insisted that he is totally wholesome regardless of the knock (quote by way of the membership’s official web site):
“With Virgil, it was obviously a scary moment, you can imagine. I sent him a message after the match, ‘Are you okay?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘100 percent?’ “200 p.c.” “Come on, ship me a video of you with out limping …” “I’m simply limping.”
“So he known as me from the bus and stated, ‘Boss, I’m wonderful!’ I stated, ‘Then why are you limping?’ He stated, ‘My spouse requested the identical factor!’ So, sure, it was a little bit of a tough second however aside from that, no, all good [for the other international players].
Klopp additionally offered harm updates about Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott:
“Bobby [Firmino] is not [fit], it happened in the game [against Chelsea] obvious. Harvey [Elliott] is good again. ”
In addition to the harm updates, the Liverpool coach left an replace on Naby Keita’s scenario. There have been preliminary fears that the midfielder would get caught in Guinea after a army coup that led to the closure of borders, however Klopp has instructed reporters that Keita is secure and wholesome and is coaching again on Merseyside:
“Neighbor is fine. Yesterday he was not here [at the AXA Training Centre] but he was in Liverpool again. I will have a chat with him today, but from what I know from all the conversations and conversations we had, he is good. ”