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Liverpool lose injured Virgil van Dijk for Manchester City clash

Liverpool lose injured Virgil van Dijk for Manchester City clash
From ESPN - January 14, 2018

Liverpool have been dealt a major blow with a slight hamstring injury ruling 75 million signingVirgil van Dijk out of Sunday's game at home to Manchester City.

Van Dijk only made his debut for the club nine days ago, scoring a dramatic, injury-time winner against Everton in the FA Cup at Anfield. He is replaced in the starting XI by Dejan Lovren.

Lovren and Joel Matip will start as centre-halves for the encounter against the Premier League leaders, with Loris Karius behind the pair in goal.

Karius maintains his place in the starting XI as Simon Mignolet is on the bench for the second consecutive game. Top scorer Mohamed Salah returns to the team after recovering from a small injury.

Today's #LFC team news... @VirgilvDijk is ruled out due to a tight hamstring. pic.twitter.com/wtCnOBCwyZ

Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 14, 2018

For City. Ilkay Gundogan starts ahead of David Silva, who has been travelling back and forth to Spain following the premature birth of his son.

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