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Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk to undergo knee surgery after damaging ACL in Merseyside Derby


Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk to undergo knee surgery after damaging anterior cruciate ligament in collision with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in Merseyside Derby draw

  • Virgil Van Dijk injured his knee during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Everton 
  • The Dutchman requires surgery after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament
  • The Liverpool man collided with Everton’s Jordan Pickford after just six minutes

Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk will be out for a lengthy period after damaging his knee ligaments in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby with Everton. 

The Dutch defender was involved in a collision with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the first-half of the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. 

A Liverpool statement read: ‘Van Dijk was required to be substituted and further assessment on the injury has revealed an operation will be needed.

Virgil Van Dijk requires surgery on his knee after damaging his ACL at Everton on Saturday

Virgil Van Dijk requires surgery on his knee after damaging his ACL at Everton on Saturday

‘No specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage.

‘Following surgery, Van Dijk will begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical team to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.’

More to follow.  

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