Jurgen Klopp provides injury reports for Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk following Liverpool’s FA Cup victory ahead of the Champions League final in Paris.
LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the health of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk following their FA Cup victory.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the health of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk following injury scares in their FA Cup final victory over Chelsea. Klopp is optimistic that both of them will be well, but he was unable to provide an itemized investigation of their health difficulties in the immediate aftermath of their following cup success at the moment.
Salah was forced off in the first half at Wembley with a muscle ailment that has been diagnosed as an inflamed crotch. Also, when Liverpool won the FA Cup 6-5 on penalties, Klopp told ITV, “Mo is somewhat more than Virg.” Virg had little troubles over the 120 minutes. ‘I could continue, but I felt a smidge,’ Mo stated when he arrived and I needed to make a decision. So I removed him. We have the team. “I want to believe he’ll be alright.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Klopp told ITV of Van Dijk, who was taken off before extra time and replaced by Joel Matip: “I couldn’t be happier for my young players, the effort they put in, how hard they fought, early changes.” “I believe Virgil is okay, although his muscle was damaged.”
“I think [Salah and Van Dijk] are fairly OK,” he continued to ESPN. To be honest, I doubt they’ll be ready by Tuesday… In any case, I doubt they would have been ready for Tuesday! However, I believe they are fine; it was mostly insurance.”
Left-back Andy Robertson was also forced off with an apparent issue in extra time. Nonetheless, his substitution Kostas Tsimikas was the night’s legend, scoring the decisive spot-kick for a shootout victory to set off the jubilant smoke-filled celebrations at the Liverpool end of Wembley.
“I enquired as to whether he needed to take a punishment, and he responded, ‘OK, [number] seven or eight,” the German told ITV. ‘Goodness, so I want an initial five,’ I said. But all five performed admirably, and Ali saved a hair-raising pen. Staggering.
“Only a mind-boggling game for our allies.” What a day, the weather was wonderful, and the environment was extraordinary. Furthermore, we bring the cup back home, which is unthinkable.
“It’s heinous to be blunt when you consider Chelsea, second time, 120 minutes, we were twice the more fortunate side in the penalty shootout.” It was out of control in the game. We had a terrific few minutes. We played a lot of fantastic stuff against an incredible squad.
“I thought we played an incredible amount of minutes against Chelsea.” That is not to be underestimated. However, it is still 0-0 after 120 minutes. They had their chances as well, with counter-assaults and such. I can’t handle punishment shootouts and losing one. It was genuinely awful [for Chelsea] once more. We are overjoyed.”
Liverpool will be hoping against hope that Salah, Van Dijk, and Robertson’s problems are real, when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 in Paris. Fabinho was absent against Chelsea at Wembley, but he will be available for the trip to France.
Liverpool have two Premier League games left before realizing an amazing fourfold is still possible, albeit unlikely. They will look to West Ham against Manchester City on Sunday before facing Southampton in midweek at Anfield.