Virgil van Dijk injury: Liverpool star to undergo surgery after tearing tendons in Bigford challenge

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Liverpool star defender Virgil van Dijk undergoes surgery to repair damaged knee ligaments The club announced Sunday. The Dutch international is said to have torn his ACL After a nasty, controversial challenge Saturday by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The star was ruled offside when Bigford came out and tried to touch a dangerous ball that was in the box when it collided with his feet.

Van Dijk was able to get off the field, but his ACL was torn Be the game.

Van Dijk will begin a rehab program with the club’s medical team after surgery. The Reds manager Jர்கrgen Klopp spoke on Saturday 2-2 at Goodison Park and was very concerned about his Ironman defender.

“I do not know [how serious it is]I do not know, but it’s not good. ” Globe said. “I don’t know how many games Virgil has played for us in a row. He’s playing with pain, he’s playing too much of everything, but he’s not playing. It’s not good.”

On Saturday, Van Dijk missed one minute of a Premier League match since being ruled out of the September 2018 match against Southampton. Prior to the Pickford challenge, he had played every minute of Liverpool’s previous 74 league games.

Not getting him would be a huge blow to their title chances this season. The dominant Premier League champions have also been eliminated for two seasons since winning the Champions League, and are re-emerging as rivals. This injury means that Joel Mattip and Joe Gomez will be the starting center for moving forward.

UEFA kicks off Champions League campaign against Liverpool Ajax on Wednesday All access to CBS) And face Sheffield United next weekend in the Premier League.

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