Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah injury updates

Liverpool completed a second-half turnaround to earn a 2-1 win against Tottenham at Anfield tonight

Posted Monday, October 28, 2019 by

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah injury updates
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah are only carrying minor injuries

Jurgen Klopp has calmed fears over Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah’s fitness after Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham tonight.

The Reds came from behind at Anfield to restore their six-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Harry Kane fired Spurs in front after just 47 seconds, heading home from close range after Son Heung-Min’s shot deflected off the bar and into the England captain’s path.

But Klopp’s men produced a spirited turnaround in the second half to secure their ninth win of the season, with Jordan Henderson's well-timed volley first bringing them level.

And when Serge Aurier brought down Sadio Mane in the box with 15 minutes remaining, Salah stepped up from 12 yards and tucked the winner past Paulo Gazzaniga.

One concern on an otherwise satisfying evening for Liverpool was the sight of Salah and defensive powerhouse Virgil van Dijk limping with injuries, yet Klopp insists both men are fine.

“Virgil has got a dead leg. It’s painful but he will be fine,” he told Sky Sports.

“And Mo is his ankle, it gets sore the longer the game goes but it is not a massive issue.”

The Reds boss thoroughly enjoyed his side’s victory tonight, labelling it “a super game”.

“We started well but the way we conceded was a bit unlucky,” he said.

“Tottenham then defended well, their counter-attacks were incredible. But the best thing was that you couldn’t see any influence of the goal. We weren’t nervous, we just followed the plan, doing everything in the right way.

“Their goalkeeper made some incredible saves but we stayed calm. At half-time we said this game only had one problem, the score. There were one or two things we could do better and adapt a little bit.

“I wasn’t surprised by Tottenham. They have the quality to cause any team in the world problems. We had 70% possession but that’s okay for a team like Tottenham because each ball you lose, they have speed on the counter-attack and Harry Kane is so strong.

“But we were in control, we pushed them back and dominated apart from the last five minutes when we felt the intensity of the game.

“It was a super game and I loved it.”

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