Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp revealed the final position of the two injured players, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.
According to Klopp, they hope the pair will be present in the final match of Wolverhampton in the English Premier League, but the presence of the players in the Champions League final is certain.
Klopp said in statements during the press conference for the Southampton match: “Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk will not be with Liverpool against Southampton.”
He added, “The two players are in good condition, and our goal is for them to be with us at the end of the week, to be available to participate against Wolverhampton in the last round of the English Premier League.”
Klopp explained, “Maybe the players will be substitutes for a few minutes or just be on the bench. I don’t know, but they will be available in the Champions League final for sure.”
And he concluded, “Even if they are not in front of Wolverhampton, we will be positive, or I am sure, more precisely, that they will be in the final of the Champions League.”
Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk had left the Liverpool match against Chelsea in the FA Cup final with injuries. A match that the Reds won on penalties, to win their second title this season, after winning the League Cup earlier.
Liverpool will meet Southampton on Tuesday evening in the 37th round of the English Premier League.
The Red Team currently occupies the second place in the English Premier League standings with 86 points, 4 points behind Manchester City, the leader.
Manchester City’s stumble in a draw with West Ham United restored Liverpool’s hopes of winning the league. Liverpool’s victory tomorrow reduces the difference to one point before the last round.
In the last round, Liverpool will host Wolverhampton, while Manchester City will play Aston Villa, coached by Steven Gerrard, the historical legend of Liverpool. A match in which Liverpool will wish the heavenly team stumble with a victory over Wolves in order to crown the league for the 20th time in its history.
Liverpool will play Real Madrid on May 28 in the Champions League final in search of the team’s seventh title in history.