Jurgen Klopp has eased issues over the health of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool’s Champions League remaining conflict in opposition to Actual Madrid on Might 28 by saying the 2 gamers are ‘sort of OK’ after being substituted through the FA Cup Last penalty shoot-out win in opposition to Chelsea.
Salah, Liverpool’s 30-goal main scorer this season, limped out of the Cup Last after simply 33 minutes with a groin pressure, whereas centre-half Van Dijk failed to seem for extra-time on account of a muscle drawback.
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Each gamers walked onto the pitch on the finish of the sport as the remainder of Klopp’s gamers ran to have fun after Kostas Tsimikas scored the decisive spot-kick within the 6-5 shoot-out victory.
However though Klopp stated that Salah and Van Dijk are unlikely play in Tuesday’s Premier League sport in opposition to Southampton at St Mary’s, the Liverpool supervisor was extra optimistic in regards to the full extent of their accidents.
“I believe [Salah, Van Dijk] are sort of OK,” Klopp advised ESPN’s Alexis Nunes. “I don’t suppose they are going to be prepared for Tuesday, to be sincere… I don’t suppose they might have been prepared for Tuesday anyway!
“However I believe they’re alright, it was extra of a precaution. Mo felt one thing, stated I might keep on and I needed to decide, I stated no… should you’re feeling one thing on the pitch, it’s not going to get higher [if you keep playing], staying on will not be the perfect therapy!
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“With Virgil it was extra clear: 90 minutes sure, 120 minutes no.
“However what a state of affairs, you deliver on Joel Matip! Oh my god! That’s actually cool. So, all effective.”
Liverpool have now received two trophies this season — Carabao Cup and FA Cup — and are nonetheless chasing glory within the Premier League and Champions League.
And captain Jordan Henderson stated that Liverpool at the moment are solely targeted on profitable their remaining video games of the marketing campaign.
“We’ve received two up to now this season,” Henderson stated. “We’ve nonetheless bought some large video games left. We simply must carry on going proper till the tip and see what we are able to end on.
“We’ve bought to get well shortly, one other large sport on Tuesday in opposition to Southampton, we’ve to be prepared for that. After which Wolves on the weekend to complete the Premier League season off after which the Champions League remaining.
“Now we have three large video games left and hopefully we are able to win all three and end the season on a excessive.”