Klopp on Van Dijk's chances to face Chelsea

5:19                                            Highlights of the Carabao Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea

5:19 Highlights of the Carabao Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea

Hazard, 27, has scored six goals in seven games for the Blues this season, including a brilliant solo victor against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Chelsea will be in confident mood following their Carabao Cup win when they take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Jurgen Klopp has picked out five players that Liverpool must be wary of as they prepare to face Chelsea for the second time this week.

We take a look at Liverpool's options if the worst should happen and Van Dijk isn't ready for Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri has enjoyed an excellent start to life in England and while their winning Premier League run came to an end with a 0-0 draw at West Ham last weekend, the west Londoners could go back to the top of the table with a win tomorrow.

If Van Dijk is not fit, Klopp will have to decide between Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip as the Dutchman's replacement in central defence.

"We have to wait, he didn't train with the team so far". "His impact is always obvious, but we could play football before Virgil van Dijk and we can play without Virgil, thank God".

"And if you have no pain before the game then you will have it after the first challenge". It was a while since I've played, but I felt good in the game. Matip, two games in a row, fantastic'.

The partnership of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the centre and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson's continued form from their excellent seasons past year has seen Liverpool keep four clean sheets and concede just two goals so far.

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