Jurgen Klopp confirms Virgil van Dijk will be out for MORE than a month with a hamstring injury
Jurgen Klopp has revealed Virgil van Dijk will be out of action for MORE than a month with a hamstring injury that turned out to be far worse than first feared when he came on as a half-time substitute at Brentford
- Liverpool are hoping to bounce back in the FA Cup 3rd round against Wolves
- Klopp’s side lost 3-1 at Brentford last Monday after a poor defensive performance
- Van Dijk’s injury was worse than initially feared following his injury against Brentford
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Virgil van Dijk will be out for “more than a month” with a hamstring injury.
However, the Liverpool manager admitted it was his decision to dismiss him at half-time during the Reds’ 3-1 defeat at Brentford.
Van Dijk, Konstantinos Tsimikas and Harvey Elliott were all substituted at half-time after Liverpool went 2-0 at the break.
Ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup game against Wolves, Klopp said: “Virg is a heavy blow for us. I actually stopped him – in the end the diagnosis was pretty hard. weeks – more than a month – hopefully it will be quick.
However, the Liverpool boss has been blessed with the return of Jordan Henderson to the Reds’ midfield, who is ready to take on Wolves after recovering from a concussion.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Virgil van Dijk will be out for “more than a month” with a hamstring injury
Van Dijk suffered a hamstring injury during Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Brentford last Monday
The Liverpool boss was also very flattering about Gakpo’s arrival at Anfield. He said: “He’s good in small spaces, he likes to shoot from distance – he’s a good finisher and a good dribbler. He’s a good footballer.”
Klopp revealed he will field a strong XI and can afford to do so given his side took so long to recover after last Monday’s game.
“If you play Wednesday, Sunday, Tuesday, you have to think about it [rotation] But we played on Monday, so it’s clear that we’ll play as well, as strong and as experienced as possible. There will be no rotation due to competition,” he added.
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