Liverpool finally has to accept the worst about Virgil van Dijk after having a test result for a knee injury.
Van Dijk was seriously injured after a terrible save by Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool. The home team goalkeeper made a rough foul in the 6th minute. This made the Dutch midfielder to leave the field soon.
After Van Dijk was taken to the hospital, Liverpool confirmed his star had damaged knee ligaments and would require surgery.
Van Dijk will have surgery and a long-term leave
Some sources claim that Van Dijk faced 7 to 8 months of sidelity, means missing out on the remainder of the season.
Liverpool and coach Juergen Klopp are preparing for the worst that could happen to Virgil van Dijk after his defensive backbone was injured against Everton. After the match with Everton, Van Dijk was taken to the hospital to check his left knee after a dreadful strike from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the early minutes.
The injury was clearly serious although Liverpool was furious at the statement by host Richard Keys on Qatar-based Bein Sports. They said the Dutch striker suffered a front cross ligament injury and had to stop playing from 7 up to 8 months.
Liverpool fear Van Dijk has a ligament injury
Liverpool or any other source has not confirmed this, meaning that Van Dijk’s status is still unclear. Although being very angry about the VAR technology‘s decision to both the situation where Van Dijk was fouled and Jordan Henderson’s goal was denied, what is concerned about Liverpool now is Van Dijk.
All will become clear after the scan results. However, the best case is the damage to the mid-ligament, which can be treated without surgery.
Liverpool may play without Van Dijk for the rest of the season
However, if Liverpool’s record signing suffered a pre-cross ligament injury, he would need surgery and would mean miss out on the rest of this season.
Van Dijk is not the only Liverpool player to be hospitalized. Thiago Alcantara was also screened after a terrifying tackling from Richarlison, who later apologized. The Brazilian was sent off and faced a three-match ban.