Klopp confident Salah, Van Dijk fit for Champions League final | Malay Mail

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Klopp confident Salah, Van Dijk fit for Champions League final | Malay Mail

Klopp confident Salah, Van Dijk fit for Champions League final | Malay Mail

LONDON, May 17 — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is sure Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk will be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final despite going off in Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea. Both will be left out of Klopp’s squad for today's visit to Southampton as a...

Telegram channel for the latest updates.Forward Salah and defender Van Dijk were substituted during Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea, which Liverpool won on penalties to lift their second trophy of the season.05- 16- 2022 08:21 PM Soccer Football - FA Cup - Final - Chelsea v Liverpool - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 14, 2022 Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with manager Juergen Klopp after being substituted REUTERSPIX LONDON : Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool were assessing the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk as they prepare for their must-win Premier League match against Southampton on Tuesday.05- 15- 2022 03:38 PM Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) shouts next to Liverpool’s English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (L) during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Liverpool, at Wembley stadium, in London, on May 14, 2022.

LONDON, May 17 — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is sure Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk will be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final despite going off in Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea.Both will be left out of Klopp’s squad for today's visit to Southampton as a precaution despite the Reds still being in the running for the Premier League title..Asked if either could play at St Mary’s, Klopp said: “No.Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final at the weekend to complete the second leg of a potential quadruple.They are both OK, so the target for both would be they could be involved again at the weekend.We have a lot of decisions," Klopp told a news conference.“It’s very positive, no doubt about the final and we’re realistic about the Wolves game (on Sunday), but for tomorrow, (we’d) rather not.The Reds face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris on May 28 and still have an outside chance of catching Premier League leaders Manchester City.

” Klopp’s men were given fresh hope they could pip Manchester City to the title when Pep Guardiola’s team dropped two points in a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday..“This process has not finished yet because we only played the 120 minutes two days ago,“ Klopp told reporters on Monday.Defending champions City, with one game remaining, are four points clear at the top of the table with a significantly better goal difference than their rivals, who have two games left.Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final at the weekend to complete the second leg of a potential quadruple.We will have to make changes, I don't know how many.Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, who missed the cup final with a muscle injury, is not yet ready to return, but Scotland defender Andy Robertson should be available after suffering cramp on Saturday.“What I can promise and definitely say is we will line up a team only for one reason -- to try to win the game at Southampton, as difficult as it is, because that obviously is the job to do.“What I can promise and definitely say is we will line up a team only for one reason — to try to win the game at Southampton, as difficult as it is, because that obviously is the job to do,” added Klopp."His recovery is going very well, but he will not be involved tomorrow," the German said.I think we will have to make a few changes.

City slip-up? However, the Liverpool boss is not confident that City will drop point against Aston Villa on Sunday to give his side a shot at the title.“I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow,” said Klopp."There is a chance (of winning the league) but is there a big chance? I don't know the last time City dropped points two games in a row," Klopp said.” Liverpool, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month, can cut City's lead to a single point with victory at St Mary's, but Klopp does not expect Guardiola's side to slip up again.“Is it a chance, a big chance? I wouldn’t say so because I don’t know when City dropped points the last time two games in a row historically.“So Aston Villa has to play in midweek when they are not used to that.But this has no influence on our game for tomorrow.As much as I’m sure they’re all professionals and these kind of things, they want to go at City, but City is a pretty good football team.“I don’t expect City to drop points there.” The quadruple chase might have been dented after Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were unable to finish the final due to injuries.

So, I don’t expect City to drop points there." Southampton are 15th in the table with 40 points after a run of one win in 10 games hampered their hopes of a top-10 finish.” Klopp said the FA Cup win, which followed Liverpool’s League Cup triumph earlier this season, took the pressure off the club in the final weeks of the season.“If we play a season like we play and win the Carabao (League) Cup and fight until the end for the league title, that’s, for me, a really good season,” he said."It's fantastic for the Premier League to have such a close title race.“It feels much better that we won already two (trophies), to be honest.“If we would have lost the final, the negative scenario that we will not become champions and in a few weeks you are all not shy of reminding me that it all depends on one game if it’s a success or not and these kind of things."It's now up to us to show we can be competitive against a top team.“My team knows exactly what I think of them.

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