Jurgen Klopp delivers positive Virgil van Dijk update ahead of Leicester clash

LFC Globe
30th January 2019
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was believed to be a major doubt for Liverpool's clash against Leicester, but manager Jurgen Klopp has eased concerns with a positive update on his availability.

The Dutch had been stricken with illness after Liverpool's warm-weather training camp in Dubai last week and was considered a doubt for Wednesday's meeting with Claude Puel's side.

Van Dijk had been reported to have been on the sidelines during training for the last four days, although Klopp later revealed that he had in fact trained last on Monday evening.

His inclusion will be a huge boost for Liverpool. The Dutchman should be joined by , and , all of whom have battled knocks of late but should now be fit.

“Virgil was a little bit ill, but he trained yesterday so we will see,” he told reporters at his pre-match press conference.

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“Dejan fine, Gini trained, Fabinho will train today.”

There was bad news on the front of and , with the former still feeling the effects of a knee injury sustained in the to Brighton.

“Trent is getting closer and closer, it looks all very positive, but will not be ready for tomorrow. [Gomez] no.”

With Alexander-Arnold and Gomez both injured and suspended, the boss is likely to turn to Fabinho in the right-back slot.

The Brazilian should join the returning Dejan Lovren, van Dijk and in the Liverpool back-line.

The Reds will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the to seven points with a win, following 's shock defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday.

You can keep up with all the drama from via LFC Globe's live match-day coverage.

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