Liverpool supporters will be delighted to hear that Virgil van Dijk is in contention to start against Newcastle in the Premier League this weekend.
The Dutch defender is one of the side’s most important players and the news of his imminent return will be music to Liverpool supporter’s ears.
Van Dijk has been out for over six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the 3-1 defeat to Brentford at the start of last month. His absence has felt along with the other long list of players who have been on and off the physio table throughout the season.
Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp revealed that he ‘looks absolutely ready’.
“I think so…” ⏳
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‘I think so,’ The German manager replied after being asked about the defender’s potential return.
‘Yesterday (in training), he looked absolutely ready.
‘Same squad as Monday night. Ibou (Konate) not yet, Luis (Diaz) not yet. But that’s it pretty much,
‘Nothing happened on the injury side. Thiago out. Calvin (Ramsay) had surgery, not available.’