CLUB WORLD CUP

Liverpool's Van Dijk trains ahead of Club World Cup final

After missing Liverpool's Club World Cup semi-final through illness, Virgil van Dijk trained on Friday ahead of the final against Flamengo.

Liverpool defender Van Dijk trains ahead of Club World Cup final

Virgil van Dijk provided Liverpool with a potential boost ahead of their Club World Cup final against Flamengo by training on Friday.

Illness sees Van Dijk miss Club World Cup semi-final

The defender, who has played every minute of the Reds' Premier League campaign, felt ill the day before the semi-final against Monterrey and was absent as the Reds recorded a 2-1 victory.

With Joe Gomez the only other senior centre-back in the squad, Jordan Henderson partnered his fellow England international in the heart of defence.

Klopp: "No clue" whether Van Dijk back for Flamengo final

Boss Jürgen Klopp said after the game he had "no clue" whether Van Dijk would be back for Saturday's final in Doha.

However, the Dutchman was out training with his Liverpool colleagues on Friday in the portion of the session open to the media.