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Liverpool boosted by Van Dijk injury update

Liverpool boosted by Van Dijk injury update
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The defender has been a crucial part of their fine start to the season.

Virgil van Dijk will be fit for Liverpool's Premier League trip to Huddersfield on Saturday, according to Holland coach Ronald Koeman.

The defender, who scored in the 3-0 Nations League win over Germany on Saturday, will miss Holland's friendly with Belgium on Tuesday and there were concerns he was still being troubled by a rib injury he suffered in Liverpool's win over Southampton last month.

However, Koeman revealed on Monday night that Holland had agreed with Liverpool he would only play the first match and would be fine for the weekend.

"Our technical staff have had contact with their technical staff," Koeman said at a press conference.

"Together we decided that he would only play against Germany. If you get something from a club, you sometimes have to give something back.

"He will be able to play for Liverpool again next week."

The news on Van Dijk is a welcome boost for Liverpool, who are sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah after the striker limped out of Egypt's 4-1 friendly win over Swaziland with a "muscle strain".


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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