Club World Cup: Klopp Provides Van Dijk Injury Update

Club World Cup Van Dijk Injury Update

Liverpool will face Monterrey on Wednesday as they bid to end 2019 with another trophy and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Virgil van Dijk is fit to start for the Reds in their Club World Cup semi-final.

There were fears over the Dutchman after he missed training on Monday, with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip already sidelined through injury.

But Klopp has confirmed defensive stalwart Van Dijk was recovering after the win over Norwich and is fit to start in central defence alongside Joe Gomez.

“Virgil is fine. We have to do different stuff for different recoveries. All the rest are fine,” Klopp said.

Gini Wijnaldum has travelled to Doha with his Liverpool teammates but will miss the semi-final clash.

Meanwhile, James Milner insists Liverpool are determined to win the competition, with their Under-23s fulfilling the Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa.

He added: “Unbelievably this is one trophy the club haven’t won and it’s difficult to find a trophy the club haven’t won so we’d like to add that.

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 “We’ve got a couple of difficult games to play first. We have to keep making sure the manager is happy and we don’t get too many rollicking.”

Written by Greg Afamah

Greg Afamah is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.

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