Published: Tue, May 07, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Van Dijk doubtful for Barcelona match after missing full training

Van Dijk doubtful for Barcelona match after missing full training

Liverpool FC are now top of the table and two points ahead of Manchester City ahead of the Citizens' clash with the Foxes.

The Reds shared a 13 minute video of the session in which van Dijk did not appear, although the fact he trained at all would suggest that he is not seriously injured.

"Today was a battle of will but it was a victory of passion, heart and absolute desire - absolutely brilliant", said Klopp.

The defender stressed it is hard to make comparisons with that scenario as in April 2016 they returned to Anfield with the tie level and with an away goal to their credit but he believes that - and their never-say-die attitude this season - will give them inspiration.

Liverpool´s Belgium striker Divock Origi (C) jumps to head home their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James´ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on May 4, 2019.

The Reds are severe underdogs to advance to the final after a 3-0 away loss in the first leg.

The Egyptian was stretchered off in the second half of Saturday's win after a collision with Newcastle goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka.

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"What I heard, he got the hip of the goalie on his head", said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Manchester City will have to beat Leicester City on Sunday in order to regain pole position going into the last game, after Liverpool retook the lead twice against a resurgent Newcastle.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri hopes to have N'Golo Kante back for a potential Europa League final after conceding he made a mistake playing him against Watford.

"The most important thing is to score quite early and if we can manage that then everything is possible".

"He was fine but we have to wait". "He watched the game in the locker room, he was OK, but we have to do more tests", Klopp told Sky Sports. With Xherdan Shaqiri and Trent Alexander-Arnold standing over a free-kick, Van Dijk urged the Swiss midfielder to take it.

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has been tipped as a potential replacement for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.

Having seen his side beaten 3-0 at Camp Nou three days before their trip to Tyneside, Klopp commented on an exhausting end-of-season schedule for his squad, who returned to the Premier League summit.

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