‘He’s absolutely ready’ – Jurgen Klopp to make decision on Virgil van Dijk for Newcastle clash as Liverpool boss provides squad injury update
Jurgen Klopp is prepared to subject Virgil van Dijk from the beginning when Liverpool journey to Newcastle this afternoon.
The Dutchman was an unused substitute in Monday’s 2-0 Merseyside derby victory after lacking six video games with a hamstring injury.
A delighted Jurgen Klopp expects to welcome again Van Dijk into his beginning line up
Joel Matip is most probably the participant to drop out to accommodate Van Dijk’s return and Klopp admits the 31-yr-outdated is prepared to take on the Magpies.
“I feel so, yeah,” mentioned Klopp when quizzed on Van Dijk’s readiness to begin at St James’ Park.
“Yesterday he seemed absolutely prepared. I feel right this moment he’ll look the identical and we’ll make a decision.”
The Liverpool boss additionally offered updates on the membership’s different absentees and confirmed that the squad travelling to the north east would be the identical as the one which confronted Everton.
“Ibou [Konate] not but, Luis [Diaz] not but, however that’s it just about, that’s the one information,” Klopp mentioned.
“Nothing occurred on the injury aspect. Thiago not out there, Calvin [Ramsay] had surgical procedure and never out there. However that’s it.”
Carvalho’s objective handed Newcastle their solely Premier League defeat of the season final August
Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino will stay a part of the squad and are nearing full health having each performed a component in Monday’s derby victory.
The Reds face a stern problem from Newcastle who will likely be hoping to avenge August’s final gasp defeat at Anfield.
Fabio Carvalho netted within the eighth minute of injury time to hand Newcastle their solely defeat this season.
However Klopp’s aspect discover themselves a whopping 9 factors behind the Magpies and should inflict a league double on them to have any hope of contesting for Champions League qualification.