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Browsing: Virgil van Dijk
The Dutchman began the Wembley encounter alongside Ibrahima Konate and kept out the Blues’ attack for 90 minutes before being taken off for Joel Matip.
Sadio Mane scored the winner for Liverpool at Villa Park, heading home a cross from Luis Diaz in the 65th minute.
All three have been out since missing the 3-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United on December 16, 2021.
The Spaniard becomes the fourth Liverpool player to return a positive test in the past week, with Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones all having been ruled out of both the midweek win over Newcastle United and today’s trip to Tottenham.
The result meant Liverpool moved onto 40 points from 17 games, one behind leaders Manchester City who beat Leeds United 7-0 on Tuesday.
The Senegal forward got to the milestone at Anfield by converting from close range in the 43rd minute after Mohamed Salah´s header from a corner was parried out by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.
The 27-year-old Scotland captain joined the Reds from Hull in July 2017 for an initial fee of £8m and has made 177 appearances for the Anfield club.
The Canaries amassed 97 points en route to the second-tier title last term, while Liverpool managed to end a topsy-turvy Premier League campaign in third position.
The former Southampton man has played pivotal roles in Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League triumphs since arriving in January 2018 and boasts 13 goals from 130 appearances under Jurgen Klopp.
Van Dijk and Gomez have not played since October and November respectively after sustaining serious knee injuries.
The 20-year-old has been linked to a number of Premier League clubs in recent transfer windows, with his performances in the Bundesliga drawing the attention of teams across Europe.
The English Premier League champions have not signed any new player in the current window.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have top spot and history in their sights but must first overcome a crippling injury crisis against a Leicester side that has set the early pace this season under former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
Van Dijk has successfully undergone knee surgery after he damaged ligaments against Everton in the 2-2 draw earlier this month.
Dijk was injured early in the 2-2 draw when he was at the receiving end of a reckless challenge by Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, which left Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp fuming.
Midfielder Fabinho has been filling in for Van Dijk in the centre of defence since the Dutchman suffered a serious knee injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton.
In the absence of Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, the Brazilian slotted in seamlessly against Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Champions League match.
In the first half of Saturday’s Merseyside Derby, the Liverpool defender limped off after a horror challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The loss means Liverpool, on 93 points, can now only stretch that tally to 99, one short of Manchester City’s record.