Liverpool took home the FA Cup from Wembley but the never-ending challenge with Chelsea left a legacy, albeit in the 90 ‘regulation, two setbacks that have worried and not a little the fans of the reds. Salah and Van Dijk, the two …
Liverpool took home the FA Cup from Wembley but the never-ending challenge with Chelsea left behind two setbacks, albeit in the regular 90 ‘, that worried the Reds fans not a little. Salah and Van Dijk, the two pillars of Klopp’s team, left the pitch prematurely. Klopp then calmed the environment. As the Liverpool Echo reports, the manager’s choices were dictated by precaution.
CHOICE – After the game, Klopp has dispelled fears of a serious injury for the key Liverpool duo but will have his problems to field an eleven capable of winning at Southampton to keep the hopes of recovering the Premier alive. Salah limped out after just half an hour of play. For the Egyptian it seems to be a problem in the groin that is annoying enough but not so decisive as to question the presence of the Egyptian at the Stade de France. Klopp explained that Salah’s replacement was his decision. The attacker had told the attacker that he felt a pang but that he could continue. Klopp didn’t even want to hear about it. “I’m not a physical therapist, but a muscle discomfort can rarely turn into something positive.”
VAN DIJK – Very similar reasoning for Virgil Van Dijk. The Dutch giant suffered some minor annoyances in the final game, when there was really a few minutes to go in the 90th minute. Klopp waited until the end of regular time. A calculated risk. When the coach acknowledged that the match would have had the appendix of extra time, he had no doubts. Also outside the central. A difficult but justifiable choice. After all, it is impossible to think of getting to play all the competitions in a very hard football like the English one and not have any kind of setback. Meanwhile Ancelotti, fresh, rested, champion of Spain continues to “train” in the championship waiting for the final in Paris where he will have to find a way to limit the Egyptian and hope that Benzema will find a way to escape the attentions of Van Dijk.
May 15, 2022 (change May 14, 2022 | 23:32)
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