Virgil Van Dijk requires surgical procedure after struggling knee ligament injury on Saturday.© AFP
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the lack of Virgil van Dijk is a “massive blow” however he needs the Premier League champions to make use of his absence as an added incentive to remain within the trophy hunt. Defensive talisman Van Dijk requires surgical procedure after struggling knee ligament injury throughout Saturday’s Merseyside derby with Everton. Supervisor Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to place a timescale on the Dutchman’s return however admits he faces a prolonged absence after being clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford within the 2-2 draw.
Henderson is assured Liverpool can cope in Van Dijk’s absence, despite the fact that he has been a pivotal participant since he joined the membership in 2018.
“It is a powerful one. It is a massive blow for us,” Henderson instructed the membership web site. “For him personally, clearly. However for us as a workforce, a large blow.
“I am simply gutted for him. It is a tough second, however that is when it’s essential to be there for one another.”
The skipper stated it was as much as the workforce to “win as many video games as we are able to for him”.
“That is all the way down to us as gamers to be sure that when he’s again and he’s match that we’re nonetheless combating to achieve success and combating for trophies,” stated Henderson.
“You have to use instances like this to be stronger and to be much more collectively than we already are. And use it as a constructive in a roundabout way.”
Liverpool face their first problem with out Van Dijk in Wednesday’s Champions League group match away at Dutch aspect Ajax.
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