This is the huge blow of the weekend: affected during the derby against Everton by the exit of Jordan Pickford, Virgil van Dijk will not return to the field for a long time. Liverpool have indeed announced a knee operation for the Dutchman who will then start a race against the clock for the Euro.
The cleaver has fallen for Virgil van Dijk. Released prematurely on Saturday following contact with Jordan Pickford during the derby between Liverpool and Everton (2-2), the Dutch defender is forced to undergo knee ligament surgery. It was the Reds who announced it through an official press release published this Sunday. According to information from James Pearce, reporter for the site The Athletic, it would even be the cruciate ligaments that would have been affected. No return date has been revealed by the recent England champions, but the length of absence for this type of injury is in the order of six months. If not more. A real blow for Jürgen Klopp who will therefore have to compose without his pillar in defense for a long time. It is also the Oranje who hope to have him back for the next Euro …
Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at @Everton.
Following surgery, Virgil will begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.
You’ll come back stronger, @VirgilvDijk ?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 18, 2020