- Nov 18, 2017
Joe Gomez back in training. :celebrating::celebrating::celebrating:
Liverpool's Van Dijk fit enough to face Southampton - sources
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is expected to be fit to play in the Premier League clash with former club Southampton on Friday, sources have told ESPN FC, despite suffering an ankle injury in the closing stages of Sunday's 2-1 victory against Tottenham at Anfield.
The 27-year-old has been a crucial figure for Liverpool in their title challenge this season after becoming the world's most expensive defender following his £75 million arrival from Southampton in Jan 2018.
But although he was limping heavily towards the end of the Spurs victory, Liverpool are confident Van Dijk suffered nothing more than bruising, rather than ligament damage, after receiving a kick on his right ankle.
"If Bobby is 100% ready to play, then he will maybe play," said Klopp.
"He's here. He trained today. Tomorrow we have another session and maybe I have to make a decision."
Midfielder Fabinho is available again after sustaining a head injury at Cardiff on 21 April.
Both players were included in the 23-man squad for the Nou Camp showdown (20:00 BST).
Klopp added that Firmino's recovery "looks good so far" and he has until lunchtime on Wednesday to prove his fitness.
"We all knew from the beginning it would be a race," said the Anfield boss, whose team are vying with Manchester City for the Premier League title.
"We don't have to make a decision today because there's no game today, we can wait.
"I have to make that decision after lunchtime tomorrow."