Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk issued a defiant message after the devastating information that he will miss the vast majority of the season with a torn ACL.
The Dutchman was compelled out of the Merseyside derby after a nasty problem from Jordan Pickford.
Scan outcomes confirmed that Van Dijk had torn his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and he’s anticipated to be out for no less than 5 months – which might be a finest case state of affairs.
That would see Van Dijk miss the vast majority of the season and he’ll be hoping he can show his health in time to characteristic within the European Championships.
However, regardless of the damaging information, Van Dijk insists the whole lot occurs for a motive and says he’ll be again stronger than ever.
‘This afternoon I met with a leading consultant to start the process of planning the finer details of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday,’ stated Van Dijk.
‘I’m not absolutely targeted on my restoration and can do the whole lot I can to be again as rapidly as potential.
‘Despite the obvious disappointment, I am a full believer that within difficulty lies opportunity and with God’s assist I’m going to verify I return higher, fitter and stronger than ever earlier than.
‘In football as in life, I believe everything happens for a reason and it’s necessary to maintain level-headed, whether or not going by means of the highs or the lows. With the help of my spouse, children, household and everybody at Liverpool I’m prepared for the problem forward. I want to suppose everybody for the messages of help, it’s meant an enormous quantity to me and my household and I’ll now be doing the whole lot potential to help my team-mates in anyway I can forward of a giant few weeks forward as I take my very own restoration day-by-day. I’ll be again’.
Despite the severity of the problem, Pickford escaped punishment as Van Dijk was offside on the time.
Nevertheless, the goalkeeper might have been despatched off if the challlenge was deemed ‘serious foul play’.
Liverpool have requested the Premier League to elucidate the choice, in addition to clarification over why their damage time winner was disallowed.