Klopp addresses Van Dijk’s ‘upsetting second’ with the Netherlands and affords Firmino & Elliott fitness replace | DietDF

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The Liverpool boss has equipped news on three key avid gamers earlier than his side’s time out to Leeds United this weekend

Jurgen Klopp has addressed Virgil van Dijk’s “upsetting second” with the Netherlands over the area spoil whereas giving an replace on the fitness of Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott.

Van Dijk has slotted straight reduction into Klopp’s plans firstly of the season after missing the wide majority of Liverpool’s 2020-21 campaign thru damage, starting in wins over Norwich and Burnley as successfully as a 1-1 design with Chelsea.

There had been some fears that he may possibly well possibly omit the Reds’ next Premier League clash with Leeds United on Sunday after a sinful collision within the Netherlands’ newest World Cup qualifier, but Klopp has now confirmed that the defender has assured him that he suffered no lasting damage.

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What’s been acknowledged?

Van Dijk performed down the bother after his nation’s 6-1 victory towards Turkey towards Tuesday, telling newshounds: “I’m excellent, fortunately. I’m already over it. Per chance attributable to I’m so colossal, they think I’m performing, attributable to after I am happening, it goes in somewhat a late method.”

Klopp published the facts of the dialog he had with the 30-year-broken-down within the wake of the incident when quizzed by Liverpool’s educated online internet page on the location of his returning world stars.

“Taki is already here for a whereas, he bought injured obviously with Japan,” he acknowledged. “With Virgil, that turned into once obviously a upsetting second, you may possibly well imagine. I sent him a message after the game, ‘Are you alright?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘100 per cent?’ ‘200 per cent.’ ‘Draw on, send me a video of you without limping…’ ‘I’m easiest limping off.’

“So he called me from the bus and acknowledged, ‘Boss, I’m excellent!’ I acknowledged, ‘Why are you limping then?’ He acknowledged, ‘My spouse requested the the same!’ So, yeah, that turned into once a minute little bit of a sophisticated second but moreover that, no, all excellent [for the other international players].”

What about Firmino and Elliott?

Klopp went on to verify that Elliott has shaken off the knock which noticed him pull out of England’s U21 squad, but turned into once unable to reveal actual news about Firmino, who picked up a hamstring effort towards Chelsea.

“Bobby is rarely any longer [fit], it took space within the game [against Chelsea] obviously. Harvey is k again,” he acknowledged.

Klopp added on whether James Milner has made a recovery from the thigh stress that saved him out of the Chelsea design: “Millie, we want to peer. Millie has to be share of crew coaching yet, he turned into once no longer share of crew coaching to this level, so we are able to perceive what he can develop this day. But he’s going to gather nearer no doubt.”

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