Liverpool recently finished their Merseyside derby against Everton last night in a 2-2 draw. However, the Dutch skipper suffered a horrific injury that will keep him sidelined for a long time. During the first half, Virgil van Dijk involved in a clash with Everton goalie Jordan Pickford. And in that clash, the doctor confirmed that Van Dijk has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Dutchman is in great form as he displayed his best in his most-liked position. And with his help, Liverpool is now following the right track to successfully defending their Premier League title this season. However, this injury seems a crucial blow for the Reds as he is one of the main pillars of the Liverpool defense.
Virgil van Dijk believes he will come back better and stronger following his crucial ACL injury
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Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at @everton. Following surgery, Virgil will begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible. You'll come back stronger, @virgilvandijk 💪 #LFC #LiverpoolFC #Liverpool
While talking about his injury, Virgil van Dijk said, “This afternoon I met with a leading consultant to start the process of planning the finer details of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday.” He added, “I’m now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as quickly as possible.”
The Dutch star said, “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.” He then added, “In football, as in life, I believe everything happens for a reason and it’s important to try and keep level-headed whether going through the highs or the lows.”
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Virgil van Dijk said, “With the support of my wife, kids, family, and everyone at Liverpool, I’m ready for the challenge ahead.” He then added, “I’d like to thank everyone for the messages of support. It’s meant a huge amount to me and my family, and now I’ll be doing everything possible to support my teammates in anyway I can ahead of a big few weeks ahead as I take my own recovery day by day. I’ll be back.”
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah recently also expressed his concern for Virgil van Dijk. The Egyptian star said, “I wish you a speedy recovery big man.” He then added, “Very sadly, Big bro got injured on the knee and need to undergo surgery.” On the other hand, Dutch player Wijnaldum said, “We are going to miss you enormously. Wishing you a soon recovery and come back even stronger bro.”