Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk remain doubts ahead of Southampton clash

Liverpool could be without influential duo Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk for Tuesday’s crucial Premier League trip to Southampton.

Both men were forced off with injuries during Liverpool's FA Cup final victory over Chelsea. 

Salah was the first casualty, as a groin injury ended his Wembley appearance in the opening half. Van Dijk, on the other hand, came off in extra time after sustaining a knee injury.

Both players are still awaiting full assessments before a decision can be made on their availability.

There's certainly a lot at stake this midweek, considering a loss away at St Mary's stadium would hand Manchester City their fourth Premier League crown in five seasons.

Despite this, Jurgen Klopp might not be in the mood to take risks considering the Reds also have a Champions League final around the corner.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the German manager said: "This process is not finished yet. We played 120 minutes only two days ago.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool FC celebrates after the match

"The boys only arrived today (Monday) and we have to make a lot of decisions.

"But what I can promise, definitely, is we will line up to try to win the game at Southampton. We have a job to do and we have to see who is able to help."

Manchester City dropped two points at the weekend after being held to a 2-2 draw against West Ham.

Liverpool, who are four points behind, can still close the gap ahead of the final day with a win over Southampton.

Klopp added: "I am really looking forward to the game tomorrow. Is it a big chance? I wouldn't say so because I don't know when City last dropped points two games in a row.

"I don't expect City to drop points but that has no influence on our game tomorrow. In an ideal world we'll go into the last match one point behind."

Fabinho, who watched the FA Cup final on the sidelines due to a thigh injury, is not expected to feature on Tuesday night. Andy Robertson, in contrast, should be available despite suffering with cramp at the weekend.

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