Liverpool He will begin his bid to retake the Champions League trophy on Wednesday evening.

The 2018-2019 season winners will begin their second European Cup campaign in the three-season space on Wednesday evening.

The Merseysiders’ first European trip this season will see them clash with Dutch champions Ajax, whom they will face at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

The Premier League holders will enter their showdown with their Eredivisie counterparts as candidates, although they are currently sweating over the fitness of two major stars in the first team after the Merseyside derby last weekend.

Reds coach Jürgen Klopp recently provided updates on getting his recovered stars back on Tuesday afternoon, which you can find below.

Virgil van Dijk was beaten by Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby last weekend

Virgil Van Dyck

The Dutchman injured the anterior cruciate ligament in a 2-2 draw on Saturday Everton, In which he was receiving an extremely terrifying challenge from Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Van Dijk will need surgery to repair the damage and it is not currently known when he will return to the starting line-up.

“Some things are clear, so he will be out now for a while,” Klopp said. “It’s clear.” “We don’t want to set any timeframe, to be honest, because every player is different and every individual is different and these possible timeframes are always for player x, y, z [but] Virgil is Virgil and we don’t want to specify any time frame.

Tottenham Hotspur: 59

Arsenal: 16

Manchester United: 7

Chelsea: 3

Manchester City: 1

Liverpool: 0

“But he will be out for a long time and that is the situation.

See also  The Highway: Players likely to return to leadership in the Premier League

“That’s what we’ve known since – I was expecting it on the Saturday after the match right away, especially when I saw the challenge again.

“I only saw it off the bench the first time, and when I saw it it was crystal clear that he would be out for a long time.”

Thiago Alcantara

Like Van Dyck, Thiago Alcantara, the new boy from the Reds, was up against a foul last Saturday as the Toffees striker Richarlison left his mark on the summer’s £ 27m deal. The former Bayern Munich player is currently being evaluated ahead of tomorrow’s match.

Klopp said of Thiago, “So, yeah, he’s just hit it right. All the rest, we have to see. It’s not nearly as serious.” [as Virgil van Dijk]. But will it be ready for Wednesday? I do not know yet. We’ll see.”

Thiago Alcantara was at the receiving end of a terrifying intervention from Everton striker Richarlison


Liverpool’s No.1 shirt holder is making steady progress in recovering from a shoulder injury and is expected to keep him sidelined until the international break in November.

“Ali looks very good,” Klopp said of the Brazilian. “We have to see; catching balls and things like this are all possible. But we can’t rush it and we’re not going to rush it.

In fact, it is a common occurrence every day when I see Ali, I say, ‘How was it today? “He always tells me with a big smile about minor improvements. Today I haven’t seen him [yet], So I can’t wait to ask for it! “

See also  We already know almost all the semi-finalists in curling. Our last session

Reds Stopper Allison is still recovering from a shoulder injury

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

The England international is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in pre-season training, although a date has been set for the first. Arsenal The man’s return remains unclear.

“Obviously Oxlade is in a long period of rehab, but she looks good and is usually in a good mood,” Klopp said.

A knee injury has prevented Alex Oxlade Chamberlain from appearing for Liverpool this season

Naby Keita

Guinea International has resumed full training after testing negative for COVID-19, which was diagnosed while on international service.

Of the following positive and negative KITA tests, Klopp said: “We are still learning, we all learn about this kind of thing when a boy is completely asymptomatic, which was Nabi.”

“He looked very good yesterday in training, to be honest. But I don’t know what he looked like today, how he reacted – that’s much more important at the time. So we will see. Right now, maybe I’d rather expect him to participate but I don’t know. That. “