According to manager Jurgen Klopp, Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool is "out for more than a month" due to a hamstring issue. The 3-1 Premier League loss to Brentford on Monday saw the Dutch international replaced at the break. The 31-year-old Van Dijk has participated in each of Liverpool's league games this year.
"It was a surprise for us and a big blow. The diagnosis was pretty harsh," said Klopp before Saturday's FA Cup tie with Wolves. “We talk about weeks, more than a month. It's a muscle thing - nothing different to say - it was one sprint too much in that moment. For Virgil, it is hard for him but he played an incredible amount of games over the last years and we cannot use him on the pitch, only off the pitch, and we will do that. He never had an issue with muscles before and it just now happened. That's how it is. We did nothing different.”
Other center-back choices for Klopp include Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, and Nathaniel Phillips.