Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk playing through broken ribs - Ronald Koeman

Lynette Rowe
October 16, 2018

Similarly, Van Dijk netted in Holland's 3-0 UEFA Nations League victory over Germany on Saturday, after which the Dutch national team decided not to consider the defender for Tuesday's friendly against neighbours Belgium in Brussels as he continues to recover from a rib injury.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has reportedly suffered a broken thumb while on worldwide duty with Senegal. With their countries playing additional fixtures in midweek - and both players considered unfit for those games - there is no prospect of an early announcement on their availability.

Koeman said at a news conference on Monday that he believed Van Dijk would be fit for Liverpool's trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The Senegal global hurt his hand in training ahead of a game against Sudan, and is reported to have broken a bone his left thumb.

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Meanwhile, Salah picked up a groin injury in Egypt's game with Swaziland on Friday and has since returned to Liverpool.

Sadio Mane has become the latest injury concern for Liverpool after it was confirmed the forward has broken a bone in his hand.

Mane has been in fine form for Liverpool this season, with four goals to his name, and is the Anfield club's joint top scorer in all competitions alongside Daniel Sturridge.

The Reds travel to Huddersfield, most likely without Mane, on Saturday evening looking to return to winning ways after drawing their last two Premier League outings with Chelsea and Manchester City.

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