We have all the latest details about Virgil van Dijk’s knee injury after Jordan Pickford’s reckless tackle in the Merseyside Derby.
If the reports from BeIn Sports are true, Van Dijk suffered the dreaded ACL injury against Everton. That is a knee ligament problem that usually leaves players out of the game for nearly a year. The Dutch defender had to limp out of the game after a clash with Jordan Pickford that wasn’t even called a foul.
Initially, the problem seemed serious but nothing to worry about as much as we do right now. BeIn Sports reports that after the initial tests from Liverpool’s medical staff, Van Dijk suffered a complete ACL injury on his left knee. If this report is true, Jürgen Klopp will lose his best defender for the rest of the season. They are saying that Van Dijk could take up to 8 months to recover from this issue.
Van Dijk left the hospital in crutches.
Liverpool Echo reported that the player was spotted leaving the hospital on crutches after getting the scans. This latest development on Van Dijk’s situation is a massive blow for Jürgen Klopp’s attempts to retain the Premier League title or gith for any other trophy. Virgil has been instrumental in the Reds’ success over the last couple of years to a level that many deem legendary for Liverpool’s standards.
As we wait on official confirmation from the club, the information shared by BeIn Sports is reliable and we must consider it as a fact. The Reds will have to try and look for a new defender during the upcoming winter transfer window in order to replace Van Dijk while he recovers.