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Men's Football Liverpool wait on Salah and Van Dijk injury updates

LIVERPOOL pair Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk both remain doubtful for tonight’s crucial Premier League trip to Southampton.

The duo were forced off injured in Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea: Salah suffered a groin injury in the first half and Van Dijk withdrew before extra time with a knee issue.

Liverpool’s win at Wembley left them halfway towards completing an unprecedented quadruple, with the Premier League and Champions League trophies still up for grabs. 

Defeat for the Reds at St Mary’s Stadium would see Manchester City crowned champions, but manager Jurgen Klopp may be unwilling to take risks with such key players with the Champions League final still to play for.

At today’s press conference, Klopp said: “This process is not finished yet. We played 120 minutes only two days ago.

“The boys only arrived today and we have to make a lot of decisions.

“But what I can promise, definitely, is we will line up to try to win the game at Southampton. We have a job to do and we have to see who is able to help.”

After Manchester City’s draw at West Ham on Sunday, Liverpool can move back within a point of the leaders heading into the final day if they beat Saints.

Klopp said: “I don’t expect City to drop points, but that has no influence on our game tomorrow. In an ideal world we’ll go into the last match one point behind.”

Midfielder Fabinho, who missed the cup final with a thigh injury, is not yet ready to return but defender Andy Robertson should be available after suffering cramp on Saturday.


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