Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Liverpool Defender Van Dijk To Have Knee Surgery, Club Confirms

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford takes out Virgil Van Dijk Asalin hoton Getty Images
Cary Erickson | 19 October, 2020, 05:10

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

However, manager Jurgen Klopp is now having to consider what life for his team will mean without the 29-year-old Van Dijk for what is set to be significant length of time.

Carragher believes it could prove costly unless the Reds go out and sign another centre-back.

Although Van Dijk was able to walk off the pitch following lengthy treatment, sources have told ESPN that Liverpool are concerned by the extent of the injury and are determined to get a clear diagnosis by sending the Netherlands global to see a consultant on Sunday.

Van Dijk was the subject of a reckless lunge by Everton's Pickford in the sixth minute of the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday. "But yeah, not just that incident, we created so many good chances to score and overall we should've won the game".

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Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has expressed his joy after Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal in their 4-1 victory over Atalanta on Saturday .

Writing on his website, Richarlison said: "Everyone who knows my background knows that I was never a violent player".

"The problem we have at the moment is that I am not really in a good mood, I have injured players in the dressing room and that is not good".

"I felt at the start of the season that Liverpool were still the team to beat".

Liverpool have requested a review into the application of VAR during the Merseyside derby from the Premier League after Pickford escaped without a red card - or even a caution - following the aggressive, horrendous scissor challenge on van Dijk.

Van Dijk was on the end of a thunderous high tackle from Jordan Pickford and hobbled off at Goodison Park after just 10 minutes of action.