Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
Coach Jürgen Klopp confirmed on Monday that star striker Mohamed Salah and vital centre-back Virgil van Dijk will be fit and ready to play in the Champions League final after both limping off following the Champions League final triumph. FA Cup Saturday against Chelsea.
Both players will miss Tuesday’s Premier League game at Southampton, where a defeat would clinch the Manchester City title with one game to go, but they could feature in Sunday’s league final against Wolves and will certainly be fit for the European final on May 28 against Real Madrid in Paris, barring setbacks along the way.
“They are both fine. So the goal would be that they can be involved again this weekend,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference. “Well involved, bench or whatever and a few minutes or start, I don’t know, we’ll see that, because then it would be perfect for the game. [Champions League final].
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“But otherwise, we take every day after. But we are very positive, or [have] no doubt about the final. I am quite realistic about the Wolves game, but tomorrow rather not.
Salah was sent off against Chelsea in the 33rd minute with an apparent sprained groin, while van Dijk went off after 90 minutes before going off before extra time with his own muscle injury.
Liverpool are aiming for a cup treble after already winning the League Cup and FA Cup. He stays alive in the quest for an unprecedented four-fold but could only overtake Man City for the title with help from Aston Villa’s Steven Gerrard, who plays for the Etihad in the season finale.
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