Why Virgil van Dijk misses Liverpool’s FA Cup clash against Arsenal
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 07
Virgil van Dijk misses today’s game (Photo by PETER POWELL/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool boss has allayed fears over after the Dutchman was left out of the Reds’ clash against .

The defender was a notable absentee as Klopp named a strong starting XI for the visit to the Emirates in the third round of the cup.

Van Dijk has been back to a version of his best this season, following a mixed campaign last term.

Liverpool have suffered injuries to the backline this season, with Andy Robertson and Joel Matip facing long spells on the sidelines.

With Van Dijk missing today, supporters feared he could the latest player set for time out.

But Klopp says Van Dijk is ill, and he’s hopeful that he will return to training later next week.

Van Dijk won’t feature against Arsenal (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

‘Virgil is ill,’ said Klopp.

‘We will see how he feels tomorrow. We need to see if he can make the next one. But today was no chance.’


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