Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Virgil van Dijk is ready to start against Napoli.
A commanding Dutch centre-half has not taken in a competitive appearance for a while.
Van Dijk suffered a knee ligament damage in a Merseyside derby date with Everton on October 17, 2020.
It has been a long road back to full fitness for a talismanic figure at Anfield.
But pre-season outings have helped him to rediscover match sharpness and it could be that he – along with fellow long-term injury victim Joe Gomez – figures from the off at Carrow Road on Saturday.
“I think so, it looks like they are available to start. But how it is with these kind of things, we have nothing to rush in this department.”
“We just have to make then a decision on who will start, who will come on, things like this and if I think they are ready for 90 minutes then they are ready to start.”
“If I think we have to take them off earlier then it makes no sense because centre-half is not actually a position where you want to change during a game and so we will see.”
“But both look really good. An intense season is coming up. We will see how we decide that,” he added.Van Dijk