Liverpool have today confirmed in a statement that their star defender requires surgery on his knee ligaments after yesterday’s clash with Jordan Pickford in the Everton box.
See the statement here:
Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at @Everton.
Following surgery, Virgil will begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.
You'll come back stronger, @VirgilvDijk 💪
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 18, 2020
The statement reads:
“The centre-back damaged knee ligaments following an incident involving Blues goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after six minutes at Goodison Park.”
“No specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage”
Liverpool fans wont be expecting to see him on the pitch anytime soon as reports yesterday suggested he’d be out for at least 7/8 months with reports today suggesting he wont be fit until next season.
Should Pickford face a ban for his challenge that VAR seemed to miss?
Here’s the challenge:
Pickford tackle / challenge on Virgil Van Dijk pic.twitter.com/gkCyny16lH
— PDB (@EUGoalz) October 17, 2020