Virgil Van Dijk [Photo: Liverpool FC]
19th Oct 2020 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will need to do without his center-back Virgil van Dijk for weeks after he suffered a knee injury and needs surgery.
Van Dijk sustained the injury in the 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday following a rash challenge by Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford
It is unclear how long the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury will keep him out for.
“I’m ready for the challenge ahead,” he said in a post on social media.
The former Celtic and Southampton centre-back went for a scan before a specialist confirmed the extent of the damage.
“I’m now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as soon as possible,” said the Dutchman.
Returning to action after ACL surgery can take many months and Liverpool are refusing to specify how long the Dutchman will be out for until after his operation.