Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah both suffered injuries during the international break and are doubts to face Huddersfield Saturday afternoon.

We all hate the international break and it’s for good reason as once again, Liverpool players suffered injuries and could miss the Reds’ next Premier League game this weekend.

Salah picked up a muscle strain during Egypt’s 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over eSwatini on Friday but assistant coach Hany Ramzy told Bein Sports: “The initial diagnosis, according to the team doctor, is a strong muscle strain. It is not a tear. I think it is not serious.”

Hopefully, the forward can return to action for Liverpool on Saturday and refind the form that made him one of Europe’s most feared strikers last season.

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Another key Liverpool player that also picked up an injury was Virgil can Dijk, with the big man suffering a reoccurrence of the nasty rib injury that saw him withdrawn against Southampton in the Premier League before the international break.

A statement from the Dutch national federation (KNVB) said: “After consultation, it was decided to use the player only for the game against Germany.”

The Liverpool Echo reports that Salah and van Dijk’s return dates are not confirmed but there is nothing to suggest that the injuries are overly serious and are unlikely to sideline either play for a lengthy period.

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