Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are set to miss Liverpool’s trip to Southampton but Jürgen Klopp is sure they will be available for the Champions League final.
Both players were substituted during Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup final victory over Chelsea due to injury and the boss expects to be without them at St Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday night.
However, Klopp hopes Salah and Van Dijk can feature against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the Premier League season and insists there is ‘no doubt’ they will be ready to face Real Madrid in Paris on May 28.
When asked if the duo will be involved versus Southampton during the second part of Monday’s pre-match press conference, Klopp replied: “No. Virg definitely not but that was pretty much clear before the [Chelsea] game already that I thought, ‘OK, this is the game now.’ He played really a lot and then Saturday-Tuesday again. It was clear.
“They are both OK. So, the target would be for both that they can be involved again on the weekend. Properly involved, bench or whatever and a few minutes or start, I don’t know, we will see that, because that would then be perfect for the game [final].
“But if not then we take each day afterwards. But we are very positive, or [have] no doubt about the final. I’m pretty realistic about the Wolves game, but tomorrow rather not.”