Liverpool's Simon Mignolet fears Carabao Cup exit will hit first-team chances

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However, Van Dijk is still feeling the after-effects of a rib injury that forced him off in a 3-0 win over his former club last weekend.

Liverpool are preparing for a Premier League clash away to Chelsea on Saturday evening and would love to exact some revenge after losing to the same opponent in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Klopp said: "I will decide".

"Virgil, we have to wait".

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"We have a lot of competition for places in the squad, in the team, and of course we cannot give all the game time we want to the players. Gini trained as well, so all good".

Of course, Van Dijk will probably still need to undergo a late fitness test but he seems convinced he'll be fit enough as Klopp's side look to keep up their 100% league record. And if you miss a world class player, it's always not cool.

Jurgen Klopp's men are now sitting pretty atop of the Premier League table having won all six games played so far this campaign. He played an outstanding game (against Chelsea).

"But three players are offside, two for sure offside and they block so they have an impact".

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Following the 2-1 defeat at Anfield, Klopp said: "The formation was good with the new player (Fabinho) and we could add him on to our matchday squad (on Saturday) because he played really good".

Over at Chelsea, Sarri has taken to life in England well with Sunday's goalless draw at West Ham the first time the Blues have dropped points this term.

"Pedro yesterday had the last part of the training with the team, like Rudiger and Loftus-Cheek".

Prompting no shortage of wishful pleas from Liverpool fans hoping to see van Dijk take to the field against Chelsea tomorrow, it as yet remains unclear whether or not Liverpool will have their talismanic centre-back available.

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