'There's a chance': Klopp delivers injury update on two Liverpool players – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is out for the rest of the season.
Virgil van Dijk confirmed yesterday that he won’t be playing for the Netherlands at this summer’s European Championship.
The Dutch centre-back is in his final stage of rehab after suffering knee ligament damage back in October while playing against Everton.
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Jurgen Klopp has suggested that unless a miracle happens, it is highly unlikely that Van Dijk will change his decision.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc: “For Virgil, I think it was always looming around that it will be probably the case. If no miracles happen then it was always clear that must be the decision in the end. And Hendo is not out yet.”
In the absence of Van Dijk, Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is likely to lead his side for Holland in the Euros.
Klopp has also confirmed that Henderson won’t be playing again this season for the Reds.
He has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on a groin injury in February.
Klopp added: “Obviously Hendo’s injury is a completely different thing.
“Hendo doesn’t play in the moment and doesn’t train normally with us, so that’s a decision at the end between Gareth [Southgate] and Hendo.
“But I think there’s a chance, for sure – unfortunately not for us, but for England then.”
However, Liverpool fans can expect the duo to return strongly during the pre-season.
Van Dijk has assured his fans that he is on the right track and on schedule to be in the pre-season for the Reds.
Meanwhile, Ozan Kabak, James Milner, Naby Keita and Ben Davies all missed the weekend’s victory over Southampton, and they are also missing for the trip to Old Trafford.