Virgil van Dijk has reportedly suffered an anterior cruciate ligament damage and is dealing with seven or eight months out of motion for Liverpool.
Within the first half of Saturday’s Merseyside Derby, the Liverpool defender limped off after a horror problem from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The England and Toffees No.1 was seemingly fortunate to flee a purple card after scything the Dutchman down within the field early on, clattering into his knee with the problem.
In a while Saturday afternoon, Paul Joyce up to date that Van Dijk had been taken for a scan to right away assess the severity of his situation.
And it has now been reported on the BeIN Sports activities broadcast: “The data that we’re receiving is that he’s finished his anterior cruciate ligament in that incident with Jordan Pickford.
“And he’ll be out for the very best a part of seven/eight months if that’s the case.”
The problem appeared a sure penalty and sending off, however a VAR overview confirmed Van Dijk was simply offside earlier than Pickford’s wild sort out.
It was initially claimed that the offside cancelled out any critical foul play, which meant Pickford was spared.
However PGMOL then confirmed that the VAR had did not test whether or not it was a purple card because of the evaluation of the offside and, because it was a SUBJECTIVE resolution, they dominated Pickford had made a real try and play the ball.
On the incident, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher mentioned: “If it’s an act of violent conduct it’s factual. A sort out is subjective as a result of, is it critical foul play?
“That’s folks’s selection and that’s the place the dilemma was, they didn’t really feel it was critical foul play so it defaults again to the offside.”
That mattered little to Van Dijk, although, as Pickford’s sort out spelled the tip of his Merseyside derby.
The centre-back limped off and was subsequently changed by Joe Gomez inside ten minutes.
Now it’s claimed that his season may very well be beneath risk on account of the problem.