Date: 19th January 2018 at 2:33pm
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Which players are likely to be unavailable when Liverpool take on Swansea City?…

£75million defensive acquisition Virgil van Dijk is expected to make his Premier League debut for Liverpool when they visit Swansea City on Monday after missing last weekend’s thrilling victory over Manchester City with a minor hamstring strain.

Who the former Southampton man partners in the centre of defence could well be determined for Kop boss Jürgen Klopp by illness, with both Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan missing training in recent days.

Another to be struck down by a virus is in-form attacker Mohamed Salah, but he is expected to recover sufficiently to retain a starting spot.

Club captain Jordan Henderson is set to be involved in a matchday squad for the first time in nearly four weeks (hamstring), but both Daniel Sturridge (thigh) and Alberto Moreno (ankle) could be missing again despite recent returns to training.

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Elsewhere, full-back Nathaniel Clyne remains a long-term absentee (back) and Loris Karius will continue in goal after Klopp decided to give him an extended run as No.1.

Swansea welcome the Reds to the Liberty Stadium with doubts over the availability of a trio of important players in Tammy Abraham (hip), Renato Sanches (hamstring) and Mike van der Hoorn (unspecified muscular).

Manager Carlos Carvalhal is boosted by the return of Kyle Naughton from a ban but fellow right-back Angel Rangel remains sidelined (calf).

Neither side has anyone ruled out through suspension.

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