Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides Van Dijk and Salah injury updates ahead of the final day



Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that, while both Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah may be fit for their final day showdown with Wolves, the Reds will not take any risks.

Salah limped off in the first half of their FA Cup win over Chelsea, holding what looked to be his groin, though Klopp afterwards revealed that it was nowhere near as serious as first feared. Nor was the injury to Virgil Van Dijk, who was taken off at full time during the same game, and replaced by Joel Matip for extra time.

Both, alongside Fabinho, are desperately needed to be fit for Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid in Paris in the Champions League final come May 28th, as the trio drastically increase the chances of it being Klopp and co. that lift the trophy come the end of the game.

And, as a result, they will not be unduly risked in the final game of the season if they are not 100%.

‘My preferred solution would be that they could play this weekend, for rhythm purposes, but if not then we will take it from there,’ Klopp told the media.

Liverpool need favour from old mates

To snatch the title on the final day of the season, Liverpool need to win and hope that Manchester City fail to win against Aston Villa at the Etihad. Three points is not a formality for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with his side up against a Wolves side that are notoriously good at keeping the ball out, having conceded the joint 4th most goals in the league.

However, not having won in their last 5, they are not in the form that they were over Christmas, and the Reds shouldn’t find it to difficult to come away with the win. From there, they will be relying on former stars Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho, both now at Aston Villa as manager and player respectively, to conjure some magic.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides Van Dijk and Salah injury updates ahead of the final day

Then-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard holds the trophy surrounded by teammates at the end of the UEFA Champions League football final AC Milan vs Liverpool, 25 May 2005 at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul. Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties.  (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Should they lift the trophy, which will be a replica as the real one will be in Manchester under the assumption that Manchester City win, Klopp’s side will be one step closer to an unprecedented quadruple.

And, it will all be celebrated on an open bus tour the day after the Champions League final, irrespective of the result.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 37 72 90
2 Liverpool FC 37 66 89
3 Chelsea FC 36 42 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 24 68
5 Arsenal FC 37 9 66
6 Manchester United 37 1 58
7 West Ham United 37 11 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 -3 51
9 Leicester City 36 0 48
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 37 -4 48
11 Brentford FC 37 -7 46
12 Newcastle United 37 -19 46
13 Crystal Palace 36 4 45
14 Aston Villa 36 -1 44
15 Southampton FC 37 -21 40
16 Everton FC 36 -20 36
17 Leeds United 37 -38 35
18 Burnley FC 36 -18 34
19 Watford FC 37 -42 23
20 Norwich City 37 -56 22
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 21
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Maddison, James Leicester City 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 10





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