Virgil van Dijk is predicted to overlook the vast majority of the season after outcomes confirmed he had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear.
The Dutchman was unable to proceed in his facet’s draw towards Everton on Saturday after a nasty problem from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Van Dijk was in a position to stroll off the pitch however the swelling shortly elevated and he left Goodison Park on crutches, with the membership physician fearing the worst.
Scan outcomes have now proven the worst case situation in that the previous Celtic man has suffered an ACL tear.
Van Dijk will endure surgical procedure and the minimal he might be anticipated to be out is five months – which might be the very best case situation.
In a quick assertion, Liverpool refused to place a timeframe on Van Dijk’s harm.
‘Liverpool FC can confirm Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury he sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Everton,’ an announcement learn.
‘The centre-back broken knee ligaments following an incident involving Blues goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after six minutes at Goodison Park.
‘Van Dijk was required to be substituted and additional evaluation on the harm has revealed an operation shall be wanted.
‘No particular timescale is being positioned upon his return to motion at this stage.
‘Following surgery, Van Dijk will begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical staff to allow him to succeed in full health as quickly as potential.’
Pickford’s problem went unpunished as replays confirmed that Van Dijk was in an offside place.
However, the severity of the deal with has proved controversial as many deemed it a problem of significant foul play – which might be punished exterior of an ‘inactive’ situation.
Pickford did apologise to Van Dijk by worldwide team-mate Jordan Henderson however it’s unclear if the England stopper has communicated that on to the Dutchman.