Liverpool’s official website has confirmed that Virgil van Dijk is set to be fit for a trip to his former club Southampton on Friday evening.

The 27-year-old left the Saints in a world record deal worth £75m in January last year. Ever since, he has been world-class for Liverpool and has guided them to the top of the Premier League.

“Yes, it looks quite good. No major concerns, actually, so we have to see until the matchday obviously but after the [Spurs] game you’re probably thinking about Virg,” Klopp said, during his pre-match press conference.

“He trained normal, everything OK. Yesterday [Tuesday] we only had a second recovery session but he was involved in that and I heard nothing different that he could maybe not train today. No, it looks all OK.”

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While Liverpool fans were trolling Manchester City on Twitter their win over Cardiff means they are back on top of the Premier League table.


Jurgen Klopp’s men are one point behind City once again but will have a chance to pile the pressure back on when they travel to Southampton. A win over the relegation-threatened side will see the Reds go two points clear again.

Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he will be looking to exploit Mohamed Salah’s weaknesses when he faces up against the Egyptian but Liverpool fans will be hoping to see the 2018 Golden Boot winner sink the Saints with his first goal in six games.

Although Sadio Mane has been carrying the burden of being Liverpool’s in-form goal-scorer, Salah and Roberto Firmino need to pick up the slack to carry the side towards a first Premier League title in 29 years.

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