Jurgen Klopp give update on Van Dijk’s facial injury sustained during pre-season


Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp have updated fans on the facial injury sustained by Van Dijk during their pre-season clash against Salzburg.

Van Dijk went off injured against Red Bull Salzburg but the Reds manager is not concerned about his influential defender as he noted that it’s nothing serious.

The Netherlands international was forced off in the 55th minute of the Reds’ 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.”

Liverpool face Arsenal in the Community Shield on Saturday before kicking off their Premier League title defence against Leeds United on September 12.

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Jurgen Klopp will be hoping Van Dijk can reach full fitness before the league opener as they tend to defend the Premier League title.

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