Liverpool assess Salah, Van Dijk forward of Southampton conflict

The quadruple-chasing Reds got recent hope they may pip Manchester Metropolis to the title when Pep Guardiola’s group dropped two factors in a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday.

LONDON, United Kingdom – Jurgen Klopp stated Liverpool have been assessing the health of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk as they put together for his or her must-win Premier League match in opposition to Southampton on Tuesday.

The quadruple-chasing Reds got recent hope they may pip Manchester Metropolis to the title when Pep Guardiola’s group dropped two factors in a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday.

Defending champions Metropolis, with one recreation remaining, are 4 factors clear on the high of the desk with a considerably higher objective distinction than their rivals, who’ve two video games left.

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties within the FA Cup last on the weekend to finish the second leg of a possible quadruple.

However Klopp is ready to search out out the extent of accidents to top-scorer Salah and defensive talisman Van Dijk, who have been each pressured off at Wembley on Saturday.

Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, who missed the cup last with a muscle damage, shouldn’t be but able to return, however Scotland defender Andy Robertson must be obtainable after struggling cramp on Saturday.

“This course of has not completed but as a result of we solely performed the 120 minutes two days in the past,” Klopp instructed reporters on Monday.

“So when the boys arrive in the present day I’ve to make lots of choices. Then we’ll line up a group.

“What I can promise and positively say is we’ll line up a group just for one motive – to attempt to win the sport at Southampton, as troublesome as it’s, as a result of that clearly is the job to do.

“Now we have to see who is ready to assist. The 30 further minutes (at Wembley) made an enormous distinction, however now we have to see.”

Liverpool, who face Actual Madrid within the Champions League last on Might 28, can lower Metropolis’s result in a single level with victory at St Mary’s, however Klopp doesn’t count on Guardiola’s aspect to slide up once more.

Metropolis host Aston Villa subsequent Sunday whereas Liverpool play Wolves at Anfield.

“I am wanting ahead to the sport tomorrow,” stated Klopp. “Is it an opportunity, an enormous probability? I would not say so as a result of I do not know when Metropolis dropped factors the final time two video games in a row traditionally.

“So Aston Villa has to play in midweek when they don’t seem to be used to that. As a lot as I am certain they’re all professionals and these sort of issues, they wish to go at Metropolis, however Metropolis is a fairly good soccer group. So, I do not count on Metropolis to drop factors there.”

Klopp stated the FA Cup win, which adopted Liverpool’s League Cup triumph earlier this season, took the stress off the membership within the last weeks of the season.

“If we play a season like we play and win the Carabao (League) Cup and battle till the top for the league title, that is, for me, a extremely good season,” he stated.

“It feels a lot better that we received already two (trophies), to be sincere.

“If we might have misplaced the ultimate, the detrimental state of affairs that we’ll not turn into champions and in just a few weeks you’re all not shy of reminding me that all of it relies on one recreation if it is a success or not and these sort of issues.”


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