Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool

Van Dijk ‘out for the rest of the season’ with ruptured ACL

Virgil van Dijk could possibly be out for the rest of the season after the Liverpool defender injured his knee in the Premier League match against Everton. Van Dijk collided with Jordan Pickford and was then forced to leave the pitch. On Sunday the defender will be examined in Liverpool, but sources around the club have told beIN Sports that Van Dijk has ruptured his ACL.

Van Dijk was kicked out of the game by a wild tackle from Pickford, which went unpunished after Van Dijk deemed to be offside. The VAR not only decided to not award Liverpool with a penalty but they also decided that the heavy challenge by Pickford wasn’t hard enough for the referee to pull a red card.

After the game Jurgen Klopp refused to tell more about the injury but sources around the club have revealed that Van Dijk will be out for six to eight months, which means the defender could be out for the entire 2020-21 Premier League season and he will be unable to help the Reds defend their title. The delayed European Championship next summer has also become uncertain for Van Dijk.

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