Jurgen Klopp has eased considerations over the health of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool’s Champions League ultimate conflict towards Actual Madrid on Would possibly 28 through pronouncing the 2 avid gamers are ‘more or less OK’ after being substituted all the way through the FA Cup Ultimate penalty shoot-out win towards Chelsea.
Salah, Liverpool’s 30-goal main scorer this season, limped out of the Cup Ultimate after simply 33 mins with a groin pressure, whilst centre-half Van Dijk failed to look for extra-time because of a muscle downside.
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Each avid gamers walked onto the pitch on the finish of the sport as the remainder of Klopp’s avid gamers ran to rejoice after Kostas Tsimikas scored the decisive spot-kick within the 6-5 shoot-out victory.
However even supposing Klopp mentioned that Salah and Van Dijk are not likely play in Tuesday’s Premier League sport towards Southampton at St Mary’s, the Liverpool supervisor was once extra constructive concerning the complete extent in their accidents.
“I think [Salah, Van Dijk] are kind of OK,” Klopp instructed ESPN’s Alexis Nunes. “I don’t think they will be ready for Tuesday, to be honest… I don’t think they would have been ready for Tuesday anyway!
“However I feel they’re alright, it was once extra of a precaution. Mo felt one thing, mentioned I may raise on and I needed to decide, I mentioned no… if you are feeling one thing at the pitch, it isn’t going to get well [if you keep playing], staying on isn’t the most efficient remedy!
“With Virgil it was more clear: 90 minutes yes, 120 minutes no.
“However what a state of affairs, you convey on Joel Matip! Oh my god! That is in reality cool. So, all advantageous.”
Asked by reporters as he was leaving the stadium whether he would be fit for the Champions League final, Salah shouted back: “In fact.”
Liverpool have now won two trophies this season — Carabao Cup and FA Cup — and are still chasing glory in the Premier League and Champions League.
And captain Jordan Henderson said that Liverpool are now solely focused on winning their remaining games of the campaign.
“Now we have gained two thus far this season,” Henderson said. “Now we have nonetheless were given some large video games left. We simply wish to stay on going proper till the top and notice what we will be able to end on.
“We’ve got to recover quickly, another big game on Tuesday against Southampton, we have to be ready for that. And then Wolves at the weekend to finish the Premier League season off and then the Champions League final.
“We’ve 3 large video games left and expectantly we will be able to win all 3 and end the season on a top.”