Klopp's side will look to continue their flawless start to the 2018/19 campaign when they face Chelsea this weekend, following their League Cup clash with the Blues on Wednesday. "What I said was about the free-kick, nothing else", he added. We can play without Virgil, thank God.
"But Dejan Lovren made his first appearance after, I would say, around 10 weeks".
The former Southampton player posted an image of him lining up alongside his Liverpool teammates with the caption: "Focussed and looking forward to another big game tomorrow against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge #LFC". Matip, two games in a row, fantastic'.
Having initially been shut out of the game by the opposition, second-half substitute Hazard sparked into life and played a direct part in both late goals for his side. "I didn't need that game to find out about that".
"If he could have sent Mo in one on one it might not have been not too bad".
If van Dijk doesn't make it, then it's a chance for the others to show the solidity the doubters believe is lacking without the imposing Dutchman - which has to be a good thing.
Although Van Dijk may miss the match, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum are expected to be fit again.
The Belgian has already scored six goals this season and will be the key player if Chelsea are to mount an unexpected title challenge to Liverpool and City.
Simon Mignolet has said he knows his opportunities this season could be further restricted after Liverpool went out of the Carabao Cup to Chelsea. "I have a very good relationship with him so everything is okay".