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Virgil Van Dyke was behind his return after showing a “small twinge” on his knee in the FA Cup final.

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Virgil Van Dyke revealed a “small twinge” on his knee behind his return to the FA Cup final … as the charismatic Liverpool seem to ease concerns over their fitness ahead of the crucial run-in with the Reds still following the famous Quadruple.

  • Joel Matip of the Netherlands was withdrawn 90 minutes after the game at Wembley
  • Mo Salah was out in the first half with a suspected groin injury
  • Injuries to Liverpool have been on the rise since Fabinho’s game at Villa Park on Tuesday night
  • Liverpool beat Chelsea to win their second unprecedented Quadruple title

Virgil Van Dyke admits he felt a “slight jolt” on the back of his knee in the first half of Liverpool’s winning Cup final over Chelsea at Wembley.

Joel Matip, a Dutch player who started with Ibrahima Konate, said he could not take the risk of playing for the team after 90 minutes.

This is the first time this season that Van Dyke has been replaced, a fact that only raised the level of panic among Liverpool fans.

Speaking to ITV after the game, Van Dyke sought to allay fears of a major injury but said the measure was optimistic and cautious.

Virgil Van Dyke, a huge personality at the heart of the Liverpool backline, was withdrawn abnormally after 90 minutes.

Van Dyke's replacement was overshadowed by the Cup final for Liverpool

Van Dyke’s replacement was overshadowed by the Cup final for Liverpool

Asked about his health, he said, “I hope he recovers.”

He added: ‘We are going to check it out. When I sprinted to the channel 20 minutes or so later in the first half, I felt a slight twinge behind my knee.

‘I played, but in the end I thought“ if they put up strikers very fast ”, I can’t risk it for the team and I need to trust Joel. [Matip] In this case. Hopefully this will be a good and positive thinking. ‘

Meanwhile, Mo Salah, who withdrew for Diego Zota just 32 minutes after a suspected groin injury, told reporters after the game that he would be “OK” for Liverpool’s date with Real Madrid in Paris on May 28 for the Champions League.

Mohamed Salah's cup final was over in less than half an hour, he was out of the pitch due to injury.

Mohamed Salah’s cup final was over in less than half an hour, he was out of the pitch due to injury.

J सरrgen Klopp, the second manager in English football history to win all major awards at the behest of an English club after Sir Alex Ferguson, sought to quell speculation about the fitness of the two major players.

“We had to change quickly, but it was a precautionary measure. He said he felt something but could continue, ‘he said.

‘I’ve talked to both of them. Both are really good, it’s not a big deal but we will play another game on Tuesday. They may be fine but I will be surprised. The best physiotherapy is to win the football game, ‘he added.

This was the first FA Cup final between the two German managers and Jनrgen Klopp became the first German coach to lift the trophy.

This was the first FA Cup final between the two German managers and Jनrgen Klopp became the first German coach to lift the trophy.

Liverpool's fourth hope is still alive after they beat Chelsea on penalties in the dramatic FA Cup final at Wembley.

Liverpool’s fourth hope is still alive after they beat Chelsea on penalties in the dramatic FA Cup final at Wembley.

Virgil Van Dyke himself was able to enjoy his almost popular trophy celebration with a Liverpool believer.

Virgil Van Dyke himself was able to enjoy his almost popular trophy celebration with a Liverpool believer.

Klopp, meanwhile, had time to praise opponent Chelsea after the game, which he said would be as winning as the Carabao Cup final.

‘Excellent, it was an incredible, intense game against Chelsea – they deserved it. [the win] Exactly the same as in the Carabao Cup – how small the margin is, ‘Klopp told the BBC full-time.

“I can’t be proud of my boys, the changes they’ve made, the hard work they’ve struggled with, the initial changes, all of these things, the loss of good opportunities, the passing of good moments from Chelsea, then having really good moments for yourself.”

‘Then in the penalty shootout, it was nerve-racking, my nails were gone but I really feel for Chelsea – the second time, 120 minutes and you get something, that’s very hard. But for us, I am very happy, ‘he added.

“We are monsters of the mind, but there were also monsters of the mind in the blue – it was a penalty. Chelsea played great but in the end there has to be a winner and that’s who we are today. ‘

Substitute Costas Simikas scored for the Reds on a winning penalty after Mason Mount's spot kick was saved by Eliasson.

Substitute Costas Simikas scored for the Reds on a winning penalty after Mason Mount’s spot kick was saved by Eliasson.

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