Virgil Van Dijk A Doubt For Liverpool Ahead Of Premier League Clash With Leicester

Virgil Van Dijk is a doubt for Liverpool ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester on Wednesday.

The Dutch superstar, 27, hasn’t missed a league game for the Reds since Huddersfield earlier this month but may miss the game at Anfield through illness.

Dejan Lovren could start for Liverpool  in the heart of defence alongside Joel Matip, should Van Dijk not recover in time.

The former Southampton defender hasn’t returned to full training after picking up the illness on last week’s trip to Dubai.

Van Dijk will now have one more chance to return to training on Tuesday or risk missing the game completely.

However, the Reds have been given a boost as Lovren returned to training after missing games with Brighton and Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to field a makeshift back four for the Foxes game, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez both ruled out – and Nathaniel Clyne shipped out on loan to Bournemouth.

Rafa Camacho is an option to start at right-back, should Fabinho – who plays in the position for Brazil – be thrown into Klopp’s midfield three.

The youngster made his debut in the FA Cup loss to Wolves earlier this month.

James Milner has also featured on the right side of defence in recent weeks but is serving a one-match suspension after being sent-off against Palace.


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