Liverpool’s Van Dijk misses Toulouse trip with Quansah ready to step up | Liverpool

The Liverpool captain, Virgil van Dijk, will miss Thursday’s Europa League tie in Toulouse due to illness, and his place may be filled by a youngster whose rapid rise initially took manager Jürgen Klopp by surprise.

When the 20-year-old Jarell Quansah joined the squad for pre-season training he was not considered likely to play a role in the current campaign, and there were discussions about sending him out on loan.

Klopp decided against that and after making his debut in the 10‑man win at Newcastle in August, the academy graduate has made seven appearances, including a Premier League…


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