Liverpool news: Klopp gives update on Van Dijk injury

Klopps Update on Van Dijk facial injury scaled
Klopps Update on Van Dijk facial injury scaled

Van Dijk facial injury ‘no big problem’ says Klopp after the Netherlands international was forced out of action in Liverpool friendly draw with Salzburg

The Reds head coach remains not concerned following the injury sustained by his center-back against the Austrian champions, Salzburg.

Van Dijk was forced out of action in the 55th minute of the game which finally ended 2-2 draw in Austria after suffering a cut to his head

Klopp, though, confirmed after the game that the 29-year-old is not expected to suffer any lasting effects. 

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“Virg only looks like he has a piercing now and has a plaster on it,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “It should not be, and is, no problem. In the moment it is, of course, not cool but there will not be a problem.” He said

The English Champions will face Arteta’s Arsenal in the Community Shield on Saturday after which they will host newly promoted Leeds United for their domestic league title defense

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Klopps Men came from two goals down to salvage a draw against Salzburg in their final pre-season friendly, with Rhian Brewster scoring a double off the bench

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Klopp again named a strong line-up and granted Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joe Gomez, Neco Williams and Alisson an hour of game time each.

The Premier League champions fell behind inside three minutes when Patson Daka caught Fabinho in possession and raced through to slot a cool finish past Alisson.

The German manager named a strong line-up and granted Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joe Gomez, Neco Williams and Alisson an hour of game time each.

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Salzburg took the lead inside three minutes when Patson Daka caught Fabinho in possession and raced through to slot a cool finish past Alisson.

The second goal for the host club came in the 10th minute from Daka when he darted away from Van Dijk and steered Mergim Berisha’s square pass home.

A goal-line block from Albert Vallci kept Mane at bay before half-time, while Van Dijk was forced off after suffering a cut to his head following the restart. He was replaced after 55 minutes by Nat Phillips.

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While Van Dijk was forced off after suffering a cut to his head following the restart. He was replaced after 55 minutes by Nat Phillips.

The 20-year-old striker, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Championship side Swansea City , looped an equalizer into an empty net from 20 yards after Alexander Walke raced off his line to deal with Oumar Solet’s poor header and kicked a clearance straight at Curtis Jones.

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