Sad news: Because of illness, Virgil Van Dijk and Miss Toulouse clαshed

Virgil Van Dijk, the center back and captain of the Reds, will be sidelined by sickness, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp announced during the customary pre-match news conference ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League encounter against Toulouse.

The Dutch defender isn’t anticipated to miss much time, according to Klopp, who also hinted that part of the reasoning behind benching him might have been to stop the illness from spreading to other players.

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All of this is somewhat encouraging since it appears like the lineup that most supporters would like to see available when league play resumes—the Reds versus Manchester City—should be accessible. Hopefully, the Reds can maintain their winning streak going into the half and even better, carry it over when they play the Citizens. There will be much expectation for this respite.