It seems Liverpool fans can rest assured about the fitness of their Dutch players.
As said in the AD Football Podcast in the Netherlands, both Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo are expected to be spared by the national team in the match against Gibraltar.
The Dutch squad already conquered their qualification for the Euro, meaning they have no big reason for a big fight in the final fixture of the qualifiers.
On AD Football Podcast, pundit Maarten Wijffeels said the Liverpool duo shouldn’t be playing in that match.
“Jurgen Klopp does not want Cody Gakpo or Virgil van Dijk to get injured against Gibraltar. Daley Blind experienced that once in 2021. That is the horror. So I expect quite a few changes on Tuesday. Maybe 11 new players.”
Both Gakpo and van Dijk had been starters in the Netherland’s 1-0 win over against Ireland at the weekend, so Klopp will undoubtedly be glad that they’ll both get rested this time, especially because their main job is already done.
That’s great news for Liverpool, as they have a huge match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Reds currently stand only one point behind Pep Guardiola’s side on the table, and that’s a great chance to overtake them to take first place.