Klopp addresses Van Dijk's 'horrifying 2d' with the Netherlands and offers Firmino & Elliott fitness update

The Liverpool boss has offered news on three key players ahead of his side's trip to Leeds United this weekendJurgen Klopp has addressed Virgil van Dijk's "scary moment" with the Netherlands over the international break while giving an update on the fitness of Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott. Van Dijk has slotted straight back into…

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The Liverpool boss has supplied news on three key avid gamers prior to his side's stride back and forth to Leeds United this weekend

Jurgen Klopp has addressed Virgil van Dijk's "horrifying 2d" with the Netherlands over the worldwide ruin while giving an update on the fitness of Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott.

Van Dijk has slotted straight serve into Klopp's plans in the beginning of the season after missing the bulk of Liverpool's 2020-21 campaign thru smash, starting in wins over Norwich and Burnley as smartly as a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

There had been some fears that he could well pass over the Reds' next Premier League clash with Leeds United on Sunday after a horrible collision in the Netherlands' latest World Cup qualifier, but Klopp has now confirmed that the defender has assured him that he suffered no lasting smash.

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What's been said?

Van Dijk performed down the sphere after his country's 6-1 victory in opposition to Turkey in opposition to Tuesday, telling newshounds: "I’m elegant, thankfully. I’m already over it. Perhaps on tale of I am so mammoth, they judge I am performing, on tale of after I stride down, it goes in fairly a slack manner."

Klopp printed the particulars of the dialog he had with the 30-year-outdated in the wake of the incident when quizzed by Liverpool's legit net sites on the placement of his returning global stars.

“Taki [Minamino] is already here for some time, he got injured obviously with Japan," he said. "With Virgil, that became once obviously a horrifying 2d, that it's good to per chance imagine. I sent him a message after the game, ‘Are you alright?’ ‘Sure.’ ‘100 per cent?’ ‘200 per cent.’ ‘Attain on, send me a video of you with out limping...’ ‘I’m most attention-grabbing limping off.’

“So he called me from the bus and said, ‘Boss, I’m elegant!’ I said, ‘Why are you limping then?’ He said, ‘My wife requested the the same!’ So, yeah, that became once a small of a cosmopolitan 2d but moreover that, no, all elegant [for the other international players]."

What about Firmino and Elliott?

Klopp went on to substantiate that Elliott has shaken off the knock which observed him pull out of England's U21 squad, but became once unable to raise right news about Firmino, who picked up a hamstring field in opposition to Chelsea.

“Bobby is now not [fit], it took build in the game [against Chelsea] obviously. Harvey is elegant again," he said.

Klopp added on whether or now not James Milner has made a restoration from the thigh stress that saved him out of the Chelsea draw: "Millie, we beget now got to ask. Millie has to be segment of personnel coaching yet, he became once now not segment of personnel coaching to this level, so we will stare what he can attain this day. But he'll to find closer indubitably.”

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