Virgil van Dijk is in contention to start Reds Premier League game with Crystal Palace on the weekend, but doubts stay over the fitness of Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah, according to the German manager.
Merseyside club’s defensive linchpin missed Netherlands 5-0 win over Estonia on Tuesday for personal reasons but will line-up alongside either Dejan Lovren or Joe Gomez with Joel Matip still sidelined.
Liverpool have one more training session ahead of them before weekend’s trip to Selhurst Park, which will determine whether or not Mohamed or Andrew, both of whom are nursing ankle injuries, will be able to feature, while he is also unsure about the availability of several footballers who returned late from international duty.
‘Virgil is 100% available. I cannot say 100% for the others, Salah, Robertson, Matip,’ Jurgen said at his pre-match press conference. ‘Yesterday Mohamed trained but only the things we wanted him to do. Today is an important session. It’s not got bad but still kind of there, so that is the problem. We have to be sensible.’
Egypt international joined the Merseyside club from Roma in 2017 with a €42m deal. He became a key player for the club and scored many amazing goals since joining. Mohamed is contracted with the English club until 2023, and his release clause is around €150m.
Liverpool have fantastic results in the Premier League this season as they are leading the table. Reds signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Sepp van den Berg from Zwolle, Harvey Elliott from Fulham, Spanish goalkeeper Adrian and English shot-stopper Andy Lonergan.