Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Virgil van Dijk will be out for around a month.
The centre-back picked up a strain in the 3-1 loss at Brentford and was taken off at half-time.
“The news about Virgil surprised us and it was a big blow. He will certainly miss a few weeks, maybe more than a month. That is the situation, but we have other centre-backs. Hendo is back,” Klopp said ahead of tomorrow’s third-round home game of Wolverhampton FA Cup round.
New signing Cody Gakpo will be in the group, expected to make his debut for the Reds. Liverpool paid 42 million euros to PSV for the 23-year-old winger.
“Cody will be included in the squad. He’s been training fully with us for the last two days and to be honest, he’s been a joy to watch. He’s good in small spaces, likes to shoot from distance, is a good dribbler and has an excellent finish,” he added. the german.-
There have been easier times to choose to come to Liverpool. This year we cannot guarantee that we will qualify for the Champions League, but Cody never raised the question of that.”
Klopp has promised he will not underestimate the game and will field the best possible squad after Liverpool already crashed out of the League Cup after losing 2-3 to Manchester City at the end of December.