December 9, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool will tackle Southampton within the league Tuesday
  • The match is an away fixture for the Reds at St.Mary’s Stadium
  • The Reds have simply two video games left within the 2021-22 Premier League

Jurgen Klopp has supplied an important replace on injured Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk forward of Liverpool FC’s must-win sport towards Southampton. 

Salah and Van Dijk had been compelled off the sphere throughout Liverpool’s FA Cup closing towards Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday. Whereas the Reds lifted their second trophy of the 2021-22 season, Klopp acquired a brand new harm headache within the type of Salah and Van Dijk.  

Salah, who’s Premier League’s main objective scorer this season, picked up a groin harm within the first half and was changed by Diogo Jota. Van Dijk suffered a knee harm and was changed by Joel Matip on the half-time break. 

When reporters quizzed Klopp about Salah and Van Dijk’s availability on the eve of the Southampton sport, the German boss replied, “No. Virg undoubtedly not however that was just about clear earlier than the [Chelsea] sport already that I believed, ‘OK, that is the sport now.’ He performed actually so much after which Saturday-Tuesday once more. It was clear.”

Nonetheless, Klopp assured the Reds followers that each Salah and Van Dijk are doing OK and had been anticipated to be prepared for Liverpool’s closing league sport of the season, which is towards Wolves at Anfield on Sunday. 

“They’re each OK. So, the goal could be for each that they are often concerned once more on the weekend. Correctly concerned, bench or no matter and some minutes or begin, I do not know, we’ll see that as a result of that might then be good for the sport [Champions League final]. But when not then we take every day afterward. However we’re very optimistic, or [have] little doubt concerning the closing. I am fairly life like concerning the Wolves sport, however tomorrow quite not,” Klopp added.

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Klopp additionally confirmed that defensive midfielder Fabinho is recovering “properly” from his hamstring harm however he won’t be part of Liverpool’s match-day squad Tuesday, in keeping with Liverpool’s web site. Fabinho picked up the harm throughout Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa within the league at house. 

Liverpool FC are chasing a historic quadruple Picture: AFP / Paul ELLIS

Klopp’s Liverpool are 4 factors behind Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League title race with two video games in hand, together with Tuesday’s match at St. Mary’s Stadium. For the Reds to have an opportunity on the league title, Man Metropolis should lose or draw towards Aston Villa, their closing league sport of the 2021-22 marketing campaign.

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