Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is optimistic both Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk did not pick serious injuries during the Reds’ FA Cup triumph over Chelsea.
The Merseyside club beat the Blues 6-5 on penalties at the New Wembley to lift their second domestic cup, but it came at a cost.
Salah was forced off in the first half, while Van Dijk had to be substituted prior to extra time.
Speakign after the match, Klopp said his decision was more cautionary, and that the players could be back in time for the Champions League final.
“It was my decision, it was pretty cautionary. Mo said, ‘I feel something, I can carry on.’ I said, ‘No.’ A football game is not a perfect physiotherapist, it means it rarely gets better during a game.
“Then Virg stands with me and says, ‘I feel something but it’s fine I think.’ We make a decision together, so he stays on but was clear when we didn’t make it in 90 minutes he has to go off.”
The manager added: “Obviously I spoke to both already after the game, both are really OK. All that we know is it’s not a big thing, we really came through.
“But the next game is on Tuesday and that’s obviously pretty quick. No, I think they both will be fine, but not… maybe… we have training tomorrow morning, then if they tell me ‘I’m completely fine’ I will be surprised but I will take it and then we have to go from there. So we will see.”
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