Liverpool face Newcastle United on Saturday (February 17), and manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Virgil van Dijk is fit to start. The Dutch defender has been out of action since early January with a hamstring injury.Van Dijk was on the bench for the Reds’ 2-0 Merseyside derby win over Everton on Monday (February 13). Klopp told reporters ahead of the clash with the Magpies (via Liverpool Echo):
Yesterday (in training), he (Van Dijk) looked absolutely ready.”
Van Dijk scored a dramatic late winner on his Reds debut in a 2-1 win over Everton in 2018. He has since become a club legend, making over 200 appearances and winning the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.