Boost for Palace as Robertson and Salah doubts for league clash

Boost for Palace as Robertson and Salah doubts for league clash

Boost for Palace as Robertson and Salah doubts for league clash

Let's start with the good news and Klopp confirmed a major boost with the news that Virgil van Dijk is available for selection this weekend despite pulling out of the Holland squad earlier this week due to personal reasons.

The German tactician is also set to be without Andy Robertson (ankle) and Joel Matip (knee) for the encounter at Selhurst Park, while it is unclear if Xherdan Shaqiri will be cleared to return to action having been sidelined with a calf injury recently.

"In the moment, yes, Virgil is 100 per cent available. It's that time of the year when players can pull of the squad overnight unfortunately with some other things with feeling sick", said Klopp. Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Alisson played on Tuesday, so did [Georginio] Wijnaldum.

"I know a lot of Liverpool supporters wouldn't say this, and certainly the club couldn't, but nothing can get in the way of Liverpool winning the league". This season, he is a very, very important player for us.

"It's always how it is with the first game after the worldwide [break], we have to wait until the last second pretty much to make the decision". We aren't going to sit back and help them win the title; we want to win the game.

"Yesterday he [Salah] trained". It's a brutal stretch of games that gets worse with the visit from the Reds, but the schedule lightens up a bit after this one. "We have to be sensible with things like this".

Liverpool has some significant injury concerns ahead of this weekend's trip to Crystal Palace, with the global break not serving to give its top players the required rest.

'I am presuming we will face what Jurgen Klopp has seen as his strongest team in recent weeks because I believe he has enough respect for us and what we are capable of doing not to make unnecessary changes if it is not forced upon him through injury'. I haven't made a decision. "If I would have made a decision, I probably wouldn't have told you now, but I have to see the session today". So, I'd like Gomez to replace Robertson.

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