Liverpool Premier League The title defense was rocked by the news on Sunday, with Virgil van Dyck having to undergo knee surgery, with reports suggesting the Dutch defender may miss the rest of the season. Van Djack hobbled after a shocking challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. “The center-back damaged the knee ligaments after six minutes at Goodison Park with Blues goalkeeper Jordan Pickford,” Liverpool said in a statement.
“Van Djack was required to be replaced and further assessment on the injury showed that an operation would be required.
“At this stage, no specific timelines are being set for action.”
Van Dijk is key to Liverpool’s revival Jürgen Klopp Since the then world record £ 75 million move for a defender from Southampton in January 2018.
The 29-year-old has started every league game for the past two seasons as the Reds won the Champions League in 2019 and ended a 30-year wait to win the league title earlier this year.
“Virgil played for us. I don’t know how many games are there. He plays with pain, he plays a lot with everything, but he couldn’t play. It’s not good,” Klopp said.
Before Van Dzek’s arrival, Klopp’s time at Anfield was clouded by a defensive collapse.
Now the Germans will have to find a solution to the huge hole left in their defense without a chance to plunge into the transfer market with the window not reopened until January.
There are similarities with severe knee injury Manchester City The center-back faced Iameric Laporte early last season.
Without the Frenchman, City’s title defense paved the way for Liverpool by 18 points in the league for Cruz.
Van Dzek’s absence has also been shelved by goalkeeper Alison Baker and is sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Without Brazil in goal, Klopp’s men have won their last two matches nine times, including a 7-2 historic humiliation as Aston Villa two weeks ago.
The loss of Van Djack’s dominant aerial presence was evident, as Everton scored twice from Hadeson, who came from behind in a controversial derby at Goodison Park.
England international Pickford somehow escaped the punishment for a dangerous injury to Van Dzek’s knee as the two collided at the back post.
Liverpool have reportedly asked the Premier League for clarification on the use of the VAR as not only was Pickford dismissed, but Jordan Henderson’s late winner was rebuffed against Sadio Mane on review.
Klopp was also not happy with another reckless Everton challenge, which gave Richardson a straight red card to take out Thiago Alquera.
The Spanish international was able to complete the game, but has also been sent for a scan to discover the extent of the knee injury.
“When I left the pitch, Thiago told me in a red card position with Richardson that he thinks he was injured,” Klopp said.
“We’ll see if that’s true or not, but if he feels like that then we need to take a look.”
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