LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Virgil van Dijk is a serious doubt for his aspect’s enormous Premier League conflict at Chelsea tomorrow night.
The Holland worldwide has been a revelation for the Reds since becoming a member of from Southampton in a £75m deal again in January.
The centre-half was compelled off after 54 minutes of final weekend’s Three-Zero win in opposition to his outdated aspect with broken ribs.
And whereas the 27-year-old is more likely to journey with the remainder of the Liverpool squad to London later at the moment, he stays firmly in a race to be match for the Chelsea showdown.
Whereas underlining his significance to the group, Klopp insists his aspect can cope with out the defender.
He mentioned: “If Virgil is match and may play, then he’ll play.
“If not, then clearly we now have choices and that is actually good. For that, sure, his affect is all the time apparent.
“However we may play soccer earlier than Virgil van Dijk and we are able to play soccer with out Virgil van Dijk, thank God.
“I choose he’s match and accessible and I could make selections about whether or not he wants a relaxation in one of many different video games. We’ll see what it is going to be tomorrow.”
Klopp went on to emphasize he has whole confidence in the remainder of his defenders, with the Reds trying to avenge a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
He continued: “Virgil is a world class participant, there isn’t any doubt about that. In the event you miss a world class participant, it is all the time not cool.
“However Dejan Lovren performed his first sport after round about 10 weeks out. Most of that point he was that injured that he could not even take into consideration coaching.
“It was part of the physique the place you may’t do health, nothing. After that lengthy interval out, he performed an impressive sport.
“Joel Matip – a very long time injured – however now two video games in a row performed improbable.
“Each full-backs (Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno on Wednesday evening) hadn’t performed thus far this season.
“All of us get judged consistently and for the boys it is rather more essential what I feel than what you suppose.
“I can think about there are folks saying ‘thank God the others are coming again’ however these boys did a very good job.”
Klopp additionally confirmed Trent Alexander-Arnold might be match to face the Blues after overcoming a minor sickness.