Van Dijk Could be out Longer than Expected
Following the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and English Premier League leader Everton which had defender Virgil van Dijk sustained a knee injury in the first half of the game the defending champions head coach Jurgen Klopp has come out to to the injury is not a good one. Van Dijk was hurt in a rash challenge by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford in the first half of Saturday’s 2-2 draw.
The one-time European player of the year could not continue and will see a specialist on Sunday to discover the extent of the injury. According to Jurgen Klopp the manager, he said: “Virgil played I don’t know how many games in a row, he plays with pain, but he couldn’t play on.” “That’s not good,” he concluded. Liverpool’s claims for a penalty from the incident were turned down as Van Dijk was ruled to be offside before England number one Pickford clattered into him.
The manager also said: “It was a clear penalty I saw and then we saw the flag went up. I thought they would still look at the foul but that didn’t happen.” “I don’t want to say Jordan Pickford wanted to do it but it is not a challenge a goalie can do in the box.”New Liverpool signing Thiago, who was starting his first Premier League game, was injured when he was fouled by Richarlison late on, with the Toffees forward sent off as a result.
The manager also said the after the incident Thiago told him he was injured. Thiago has however gone for a scan along with Van Dijk and, while the club are hopeful his injury is not serious, they will see how it settles.