Van Dijk to undergo surgery, most likely to miss the whole season

Van Dijk to undergo surgery, most likely to miss the whole season

The early reports were accurate and Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the remainder of the season with an ACL injury. He'll need surgery for the knee issue caused by a scissor tackle by Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The FA decided not to retroactively discipline Pickford for his tackle, much to the anger of LFC fans.

Liverpool are refusing to specify just how long will VVD be sidelined until after the surgery. The defender took to social media to share his message.

"I'm now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as soon 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 think everything happens for a reason and it's important to try and keep level-headed whether going through the highs and lows."

Virgil started the last 94 Premier League matches and will be sorely missed by LFC who have just two senior centre-backs in the squad - Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. With both of them being injury prone.

Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher believes this injury will have massive implications on the title race.

"Every club has a three or four players in a tittle-winning team. If one of those players is missing, no matter how good your manager is, no matter how big your squad is, you can't cover for them. I think it blows the title-race open," said Carra.

Many believe that Aymeric Laporte’s injury last season heavily influenced City’s underachieving.


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