Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool

Van Dijk: ‘I’m going to return better, stronger and fitter’

Virgil van Dijk has reacted to his knee injury for the first time after he was kicked out of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton on Saturday. The Dutch defender has suffered a heavy knee injury and he will need surgery. Once that is completed he will need around six to eight months to fully recover. Van Dijk has vowed that he will do everything to make sure he will return better than he ever was.

“This afternoon I met with a leading consultant to start the process of planning the finer details of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday,” Van Dijk wrote on Twitter. “I’m now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as quickly as possible.”

“Despite the obvious disappointment, I’m a firm believer that within difficulty lies opportunity and with God’s help I’m going to make sure I return better, fitter and stronger than ever before. In football, as in life, I believe everything happens for a reason and it’s important to try and keep level-headed whether going through the highs or the lows.”

”With the support of my wife, kids, family and everyone at Liverpool, I’m ready for the challenge ahead. I’d like to thank everyone for the messages of support. It’s meant a huge amount to me and my family, and now I’ll be doing everything possible to support my teammates in anyway I can ahead of a big few weeks ahead as I take my own recovery day by day. I’ll be back.”

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