Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is a major doubt for the Reds’ game against Leicester City tomorrow night.
The Dutchman has been absent since picking up an illness in Dubai and took no part in training at Melwood yesterday evening.
Fans on Twitter are keeping their fingers crossed that van Dijk will be ready to face the Foxes at Anfield:
Few lemsips he will be sound
— Jay Reid (@jayreid1987) 29 January 2019
— Lee Mc (@therazor100) 29 January 2019
“Can he walk?”
— Kevin (@KevOrf_5) 29 January 2019
van dijk can play with fever and still bash any striker in the league
— Shaun Galea (@SGalea99) 29 January 2019
@ShannonKishore oh no
— Joshua Wilde (@JoshuaWilde14) 29 January 2019
He will play
— Vic Sawyers (@vicsawyers) 29 January 2019
He’ll play. The Spartan.
— Andrew Walker (@bigboithebard) 29 January 2019
— al (@alwalk79) 29 January 2019
Bob Paisley let Phil Neal play with a fractured jaw… #justsayin 😶
— spencer lynch (@thespencerlynch) 29 January 2019
— Shane Roberts (@shaneDGroberts) 29 January 2019
Liverpool still have one more training session today, and we will know more about the defender’s condition when manager Jurgen Klopp has his pre-match press conference this afternoon.
Van Dijk has not missed a Premier League match since the away game at Huddersfield Town last January, over twelve months ago. He has been ever-present this campaign as the Reds have conceded just 13 in 23 league matches.
The 27-year-old’s place in the side will likely be taken by Dejan Lovren with the Croatian having recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained in the 2-1 defeat to Wolves in the FA Cup.