Klopp hopeful over Van Dijk fitness

Posting a picture of himself and a selection of teammates, van Dijk stated; "Focussed (sic) and looking forward to another big game tomorrow against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge".

Liverpool injury doubt Virgil van Dijk has dropped a hint on social media that he might be back in time to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delivered a worrying verdict on the fitness of key central defender Virgil van Dijk ahead of the huge Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday evening.

"You want to play, that's the only thing you can do, but in training we push each other".

After losing 2-1 to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, Liverpool fans may have reason not to fear the worst just yet, however.

The young Englishman started Liverpool's first five games of the season before he came off the bench to replace Van Dijk after 55 minutes of the recent 3-0 win over Southampton and he could be asked to step into the breach again.

And the schedule has not been helped by their inclusion in this season's Europa League, where the team will sometimes have to play on Thursdays and then Sundays.

"Liverpool haven't played well in some games but scraped results, which is actually quite scary because if you're able to do that, that's championship form".

'Virgil is a world-class player, and if you miss a world-class player always it's not cool.

The partnership of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the centre and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson's continued form from their excellent seasons past year has seen Liverpool keep four clean sheets and concede just two goals so far.



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