A look at some of the most recent Liverpool team news as they prepare to face Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend
Liverpool will welcome back Virgil van Dijk for this weekend’s Premier League match against Arsenal at Anfield. The defender missed the Reds’ 0-0 draw with the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, but he is now available to return.
Jurgen Klopp’s side could also reintroduce midfielder Thiago against the Gunners. He has been out of action recently due to a hip injury, but he has returned to training.
Meanwhile, winger Luis Diaz has returned to training but may not face Arsenal. The Colombia international has been out with a knee injury since October, and the Merseyside club will ease him back in gradually.
“Virgil, completely normal, was back in training,” Klopp said. Luis and Thiago are training normally.
“The plan with Luis is that he will be 100% available for Leeds.” Again, everything appears to be fine, but it was a long, long injury, so we must proceed with caution. We are unlikely to include him on Sunday.
“Thiago appears to be slightly different. He hadn’t been out long, had trained with the team three or four times, and could be available soon. But first, we need to see how he feels today.”
Arsenal maintains its eight-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table. They have some big games coming up and will be well aware of how difficult their trip to Liverpool on Sunday will be.
Despite a poor season by Klopp’s standards, his team still has threats all over the field. It is also worth noting that they thrashed Manchester United 7-0 at home last month, so the Gunners will have to be at their best to pick up another win.