Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Virgil Van Dijk is ‘200 per cent’ match for the Reds’ journey to Leeds, regardless of an harm scare on worldwide responsibility.
The Dutch defender went down holding his ankle throughout his aspect’s 6-1 win over Turkey in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.
Klopp revealed that it was a “scary second” after Van Dijk missed the vast majority of final season following a conflict with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in October’s Merseyside derby.
“With Virgil, that was clearly a scary second, you possibly can think about,” Klopp instructed liverpoolfc.com.
“I despatched him a message after the sport: ‘Are you alright?’ – ‘Sure’. ‘100%?’ – ‘200%’. ‘Come on, ship me a video of you with out limping…’ – ‘I’m solely limping off’.
“So he known as me from the bus and stated: ‘Boss, I’m nice!’. I stated: ‘Why are you limping then?’ He stated: ‘My spouse requested the identical!’.
“So, yeah, that was a little bit of a tough second however aside from that, no, all nice.”
Since his £75million arrival from Southampton in January 2018, Van Dijk performed an enormous half within the Reds’ Premier League and Champions League successes.
Previous to his harm, the Netherlands captain was an ever-present for Liverpool and didn’t miss a minute of their trophy-winning seasons.
Nonetheless, Klopp’s aspect struggled with out the Van Dijk final season and, with out the 30-year-old, they didn’t retain the title or win any type of silverware.
Van Dijk has returned to the Liverpool beginning XI this season, taking part in all three of their opening video games of the season, and he appears to be like again to his normal self.
He and his fellow Reds defenders have conceded only one purpose this season, as they give the impression of being to win again their Premier League title from Manchester City.