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Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah Expected Fit to Face Huddersfield

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It’s good news on the injury front as Van Dijk takes part in training and Salah reacts positively to treatment.

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Despite an international break filled with doom and gloom and multiple injuries to key Liverpool players, it’s looking as though Jürgen Klopp could have pretty much his entire first team available for selection on Saturday when the Reds take on Huddersfield Town.

The news today is that Virgil van Dijk, despite returning to the club early and having his national team manager discuss the fact he’s been playing with broken ribs since the Paris Saint-Germain match, took part in training and is expected to be available for selection.

There’s also positive news on the Mohamed Salah front, with The Liverpool Echo reporting that the Egyptian star has responded well to treatment for a mild muscle strain and is expected to officially be declared fit in time to play against Huddersfield Town.

That leaves James Milner and Sadio Mané as question marks, but most believed those two players were the least likely to be unable to play on the weekend, and so no news on that front is probably good news when it comes to who will be fit to play on the weekend.

However, Naby Keïta remains highly unlikely to take part—either on Saturday or next week against Red Star Belgrade—as the club continue to assess his hamstring injury, and even in the best case scenario some time on the sidelines is likely for the Guinean international.

There’s also a chance, with Huddersfield sitting 18th in the table and with the worst goal differential in the league, that Klopp will choose to rest a few of his stars who were injured over the international break to minimise risk and save them for mid-week.