Van Dijk and Wijnaldum were applauded by the squad and staff, including coach Ronald Koeman, as they arrived in camp. I expected him to play [in Madrid] but I knew he wasn't going to be 100 per cent'.
Centre-back Van Dijk crowned a brilliant individual season by being named man of the match at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Kane was largely ineffective on his first appearance for nearly two months following an ankle injury.
All parties involved in the situation are thought to be incredibly relaxed about the prospect of a new contract, with both Van Dijk and his agent optimistic that a deal could be agreed with minimal fuss. Only three defenders have ever won the fabled trophy, with Fabio Cannavaro being the last to do so in 2006.
"I don't think it's for me to comment on club performances in individual games because that then leads me into talking about other coaches and other players and they're not my team", he said.
Danny Rose has a better chance of playing after completing training at St George's Park on Wednesday while Eric Dier is fresh having only been a substitute in the Champions League final.
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Hot on the heels of the leaders and one shot back at 8 under is Jordan Spieth , who started the day one shot off the lead. A 14 footer read perfectly well helped Shubhankar move to 4-under for the round as he went past the 12th hole.
'We lost eight players with injury in March and the young players came in and did brilliantly. Everyone has a full season behind them. They are goalscorers and eye-catching players.
'I've read about that as well, ' he said. I don't know if he'll play this game, but we'll see'.
"You can't really miss it - everyone is talking about".
But the collosal figure in the Reds defence feels the media furore surrounding his displays can not compare to that of the FC Barcelona captain - who scored 51 goals and registered 22 assists in 50 games this season.
Thanks to Sterling's PR firm, he probably has a fair idea.