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‘I doubt we’ll see the identical Van Dijk’


Virgil van Dijk’s knee harm is worse than anticipated and Liverpool may very well be with out him for the remainder of the season, in line with stories.

The Reds defender broken his anterior cruciate ligament following an unintended – albeit horrendous problem – from Jordan Pickford in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton.

Van Dijk’s injury is a serious blow to Liverpool’s title defence

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Van Dijk’s harm is a critical blow to Liverpool’s title defence

He was compelled off within the 11th minute of the Merseyside derby as doubts now develop over Liverpool’s Premier League title defence with out their star man.

And journalist David Ornstein believes it’s a lot worse for Liverpool followers.

He informed the Tifo Podcast: “By way of the harm itself, it’s simply my data, it’s not official, that the injury to Virgil van Dijk’s proper knee is probably worse than initially feared and extends past the ACL.

“I’m no medical skilled, so it’s unfair to take a position additional or give better element.

“It will point out we gained’t see Van Dijk again on a pitch till subsequent season. He’ll endure surgical procedure, precisely after we don’t know.”

Pickford somehow escaped punishment for his reckless challenge

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Pickford one way or the other escaped punishment for his reckless problem

Trevor Sinclair suspected Van Dijk’s harm could have been worse than initially feared and worries the Dutchman is probably not the identical when he finally returns.

The previous West Ham and Manchester City ace informed talkSPORT: “If it was an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and with none influence, this harm occurs rather a lot, the place there’s no-one across the participant and he twists and rapidly he has performed his ACL, then that’s wonderful.

“You possibly can say he may be again in seven months and may be the same participant.

“When it’s an influence harm, which this was, you’re speaking the ACL, which doubtlessly may have broken his PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) and.. may imply the tibia and the fibia banged collectively.

“Whether it is any of them, and never simply the ACL, then this may very well be lots longer for Virgil Van Dijk to come back again I might doubt that we’re going to see the identical degree of Virgil Van Dijk when he comes again.”


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