Virgil van OUT! Liverpool to miss star for City clash - FCNaija

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 14/01/2018

Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk for this evening’s clash with Manchester City after it was confirmed that the new signing has suffered a hamstring injury.

Jurgen Klopp doesn't want to risk his new £75m acquisition against the Premier League leaders so Dejan Lovren is expected to start in his place alongside Joel Matip.

Van Dijk enjoyed a Liverpool debut to remember on January 5 when he scored a dramatic late winner against bitter rivals Everton in the FA Cup third round.

The Holland international will now have to wait a little bit longer to make his Premier League bow for his new side since leaving Southampton.

Liverpool will be hoping to avenge their 5-0 mauling at City earlier in the season when they meet on Sunday.

The Reds trail Pep Guardiola's side by 18 points in the table as they hope to inflict upon them their first league defeat of the season.