Thu 09 September 2021 | 20:07

Klopp is not worried about Van Dijk’s fitness

Jurgen Klopp says that Virgil Van Dijk is totally fine and ready to play.

Virgil Van Dijk

, who left the pitch suffering from an injury in


’ clash against


, has no problem and is completely fit according to


head coach Jurgen Klopp who knows how dangerous it can be to lose a player as big as Van Dijk.

Klopp told the

club’s official website


“With Virgil, that was obviously a scary moment, you can imagine. I sent him a message after the game, ‘Are you alright?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘100 per cent?’ ‘200 per cent.’ ‘Come on, send me a video of you without limping...’ ‘I’m only limping off.’

“So he called me from the bus and said, ‘Boss, I’m fine!’ I said, ‘Why are you limping then?’ He said, ‘My wife asked the same!’ So, yeah, that was a bit of a tricky moment but apart from that, no, all fine [for the other international players]. “

The German manager has also talked about

Robert Firmino


Harvey Elliot

, revealing that the Brazilian striker is not fit yet, but Harvey has recovered from his injury.

“Bobby [Firmino] is not [fit], it happened in the game [against Chelsea] obviously. Harvey [Elliott] is fine again."

He also explained Naby Keita’s situation, who had worried everyone about the situation in his country when the borders were closed but have finally returned to England.

“Naby is fine. Yesterday he was not here [at the AXA Training Centre] but he was in Liverpool again. I will have a chat with him today, but from what I know from all the calls and talks we had, he’s fine.”

source: SportMob

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