Liverpool have issued an update on Virgil Van Dijk after the Dutchman suffered a gruesome injury against Everton on Saturday.
Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk for a number of months after confirming that the defender suffered serious knee ligament damage in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
The Dutchman was forced off just 11 minutes into the Reds’ 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday after a reckless challenge from Jordan Pickford.
Van Dijk was sent for a hospital scan immediately after the game and visited a specialist on Sunday to ascertain the full extent of the issue.
The resulting news was a bad one for Liverpool with the reality that they would be without their key man for quite some time.
A statement on the Liverpool website read: “Liverpool FC can confirm Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury he sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Everton.”
“The centre-back damaged knee ligaments following an incident involving Blues goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after six minutes at Goodison Park.”
“Van Dijk was required to be substituted and further assessment on the injury has revealed an operation will be needed.”
“No specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage.”
“Following surgery, Van Dijk will begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical team to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.”
The Reds failed to give a time-frame for how long he’ll be out but he’s expected to miss a good part of the season.
We at AceFootball wish Virgil Van Dijk a speedy recovery!