Virgil van Dijk has undergone profitable knee surgical procedure and can start rehabilitation, Premier League champions Liverpool mentioned on Friday. The membership wouldn’t say how lengthy the 29-year-old central defender can be out. Van Dijk, who was pivotal in each Liverpool’s Champions League success in 2019 and their title triumph final season, suffered cruciate ligament injury after a deal with from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier this month.
“Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgical procedure on the knee ligament harm he sustained earlier this month,” learn a membership assertion.
“The Liverpool defender’s deliberate operation passed off in London and was performed efficiently.
“Van Dijk will now instantly give attention to the start of his rehabilitation with the assist of the Reds’ medical division.
“No timeframe has been positioned on the Dutchman’s return to motion.”
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp advised his press convention on the eve of their Premier League dwelling recreation with West Ham that Van Dijk was doing okay.
“This time (after a operation) is at all times disagreeable. He’s good nearly as good as could be,” mentioned Klopp.
The 53-year-old German mentioned it was time to maneuver on despite the fact that Liverpool have spoken to referee chief Mike Riley about why VAR was not referred to.
Pickford’s problem has been labelled as “silly” by Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum however Klopp drew a line beneath it.
“I do not wish to speak about this anymore. I’d instantly if it will change something but it surely would not,” he mentioned.
“I am undecided the world is in a spot proper now the place we’ve to maintain this story going.
“Sure we nonetheless really feel one thing about it, however nothing that may occur will change that. So I’ve nothing else to say.”
The Dutch worldwide’s absence provides to Liverpool’s issues in central defence.
Joel Matip has missed the final three video games injured and makeshift centreback Fabinho limped off within the first half of Tuesday’s Champions League match towards Midtjylland with what’s believed to be hamstring harm.
“Fab (Fabinho) just isn’t in, he has a little bit harm,” mentioned Klopp.
“He is out for the weekend and barely longer however all of the others are in competition.”
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