Van Dijk and Henderson injury update – Salah absent from training

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Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson returned to training today after respective injury layoffs Mohamed Salah wasn’t spotted in club training photos.

Having signed for the Reds on the 1st of January for a whopping £75 million, Virgil van Dijk featured in the Merseyside derby but picked up a hamstring complaint in training and missed Liverpool’s thrilling 4-3 win against Manchester City.

The Liverpool ECHO’s James Pearce writes that Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno could all be back to face Swansea.

Jurgen Klopp will be boosted by the return of his first-team players and although many fans are outspoken with regard to Henderson, having the captain back training at Melwood can only be a good thing.

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Van Dijk is definitely the most welcome return with the Dutchman a certainty to return in at the heart of defence for Liverpool after Dejan Lovren failed to impress against City. The former Southampton skipper will help the Merseyside club further continue their unbeaten run in all competitions.

Although there is no reason to worry without confirmation, none of Mohamed Salah, Dejan Lovren or Ragnar Klavan were spotted in any training photos but with plenty time before Monday’s game in Wales against Swansea, all could have very understandable reasons for not training at Melwood on Thursday.

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Salah is the club’s leading goalscorer and crucial to all chances of success this term so hopefully he was just putting his feet up at home.

It’s worth noting that James Pearce made no mention of either Salah. There is every chance that the three players could be given a rest with Klopp looking to preserve his players ahead of the final stretch of the season.

Liverpool are into the knockout rounds of the Champions League and will face Porto while West Brom await them in the FA Cup. With a second place finish in the Premier League more than possible, there is every chance this side can end the season on a high.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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