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Jurgen Klopp provides update on Virgil van Dijk, squad fitness and Naby Keita

Jurgen Klopp provides update on Virgil van Dijk, squad fitness and Naby Keita

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Liverpool are set to face Leeds United on Sunday, September 12, as Premier League resumes after the international break.

And ahead of the game head coach Jurgen Klopp has provided the Reds’ latest injury updates and team news regarding Virgil van Dijk, Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, James Milner and Takumi Minamino.

In an interview with Liverpoolfc.com on Thursday afternoon, Klopp said:

Taki is already here for a while, he got injured obviously with Japan.

 

“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].

 

Bobby is not [fit], it happened in the game [against Chelsea] obviously.

 

Harvey is fine again.

 

Millie, we have to see. Millie has to be part of team training yet, he was not part of team training so far, so we will see what he can do today. But he will get closer definitely.

 

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 – Liverpool FC

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