Saturday 20 April 2019

Virgil van Dijk emerges as a doubt for Liverpool's Premier League clash against Leicester

Virgil van Dijk is suspended for Bayern first leg
Virgil van Dijk is suspended for Bayern first leg

Harry Clarke

Virgil van Dijk has emerged as a doubt for Liverpool ahead of Wednesday night's Premier League clash with Leicester at Anfield.

Van Dijk, who has been inspirational at the heart of the Liverpool defence all season, picked up an illness on the club's recent trip to Dubai and missed training on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp's defence has been tested recently with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez currently on the injured list although Dejan Lovren has resumed full training.

For Leicester, Harry Maguire is fit and available to face the league leaders.

The central defender had to be substituted due to a leg injury early in the second half of the defeat at Wolves on January 19. The Foxes have not played since, as they are out of the FA Cup, and it has allowed Maguire the time he needed to make a full recovery.

Daniel Amartey is a long-term absentee as he continues to recover from the broken ankle he suffered in October.

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