Injury update: Latest on Fabinho, Gomez,  Salah and Van Dijk

NewsInjury update: Latest on Fabinho, Gomez, Salah and Van Dijk

Published 20th May 2022
By Sam Williams

Jürgen Klopp has issued a positive update on the injured quartet of Fabinho, Joe Gomez, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

Gomez was forced off at half-time of Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Tuesday after sustaining a heavy knock, while Fabinho, Salah and Van Dijk all missed the trip to St Mary’s Stadium.

Fabinho suffered a muscle problem against Aston Villa on May 10, with Salah and Van Dijk then picking up issues during the Emirates FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

Ahead of the Reds’ final Premier League game of the season versus Wolverhampton Wanderers, which takes place six days before the Champions League final, Klopp told the media on Friday: “Joe is first and foremost good news.

“Yesterday we had a reassuring further scan, but like we and he thought after the game, we were lucky. It was a proper knock but nothing happened. 

“It was the leg where he was injured so I understand 100 per cent that everybody was a bit concerned – I was until I saw Joey’s face in the dressing room. I think most of the time we know best about our body. 

“The result of this scan is not here yet but we don’t expect anything really different, it was just reassuring, it’s all fine and from there we go. If it’s fine then it’s about pain, how can you deal with pain, and then we will see what Joe can do today or tomorrow. But I don’t know in the moment.

“With the other boys it looks all good. What we do with them for the weekend I have no idea. I actually understand 100 per cent the goalscoring battle with Heung-min Son but we have no chance that we take any risks. But Mo doesn’t want to take any risks, there is no doubt about that. 

“It looks good but the boys make steps and we will see. My preferred solution would be that they all could play at the weekend for rhythm reasons, stuff like this, or at least could be on the bench and then we can bring them on or not, but they are involved. But if not, then we take it from there. I cannot say 100 per cent.”

Published 20th May 2022