Van Dijk confirms fit to face Madrid

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk confirms that he is in good shape ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes Stadium, Paris, Sunday (29/5) early morning.

“Yes, I’m good, really good. No problems and very looking forward to Saturday, of course,” said van Dijk, quoted from the club’s official website, Wednesday (25/4)

It is known that van Dijk suffered a knee injury in the FA Cup final against Chelsea when Liverpool won the title on penalties after a 0-0 draw for 120 minutes.

In the last Premier League match, coach Jurgen Klopp did not use van Dijk at all when Liverpool won 3-1, but failed to come out as champions.

In total, van Dijk got two weeks of rest after previously suffering from an injury and he made sure he was ready to play in the Champions League final.

“My body is really enjoying a little bit of rest after playing so many games, so many tense moments, and I think getting a bit of a knock after the FA Cup final might be a sign that my body needs rest,” van Dijk said.

“I’m feeling fine now and looking forward to, hopefully, a special night.”

This season, Virgil van Dijk has been recorded as an important part of the Liverpool squad where they were able to secure the English League Cup, FA Cup and sit second in the Premier League standings with 92 points from 38 matches, one point behind Manchester City who come out as champion.

The 31-year-old has appeared in 50 Liverpool games this season and contributed three goals and five assists from 4,530 minutes played. (OL-8)