Liverpool give update on Van Dijk ankle injury

Jürgen Klopp is hopeful on Virgil van Dijk’s fitness after the defender sustained an injury late on during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Van Dijk collided with Moussa Sissoko while successfully defending a two-on-one Tottenham counter-attack in the 85th minute of Sunday’s gane at Anfield.

The Reds went on to win the match in dramatic circumstances, courtesy of Toby Alderweireld’s last-minute own goal at the very end.

When asked about the condition of Van Dijk during his post-match press conference, Klopp said: “We have to see. I asked him and I think it was in the counter-attack situation when Sissoko hit him… I don’t know if he twisted it or it is a knock.

“He was walking to the interviews with a big ice pack. I hope it’s nothing serious but I don’t know yet.”

However, Virgil van Dijk has dismissed concerns over his fitness after finishing Sunday’s important Premier League victory over Tottenham in discomfort.

Van Dijk completed the 90 minutes for his club as a last-gasp 2-1 victory lifted Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League ahead of Man City.

“I’m fine,” Van Dijk said to the BBC after the match when asked about his ankle.

Jurgen Klopp’s team will consider themselves lucky to have come away from Anfield with all three points.

Van Dijk conceded that his team were made to work for the points, but believed their intention to keep winning until the bitter end.

“Tottenham are a very good side with great players who like to have the ball,” he added.

“We tried to put them under pressure which we did in the first half but in the second half they changed it up a bit. It was a bit difficult for us but in the end we got the three points and that’s all that matters.

“When these moments come we never give up. We are going to try and win every game. It’s going to be tough but let’s enjoy it and keep going.”


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