van Dijk’s knee surgery ‘successful’

October 30, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Virgil van Dijk has undergone ‘successful’ knee surgery according to Liverpool.

The Dutch defender suffered the long-term injury in the recent 2-2 draw against Merseyside rivals Everton following a horrendous challenge by Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, potentially ruling him out for the rest of the 2020/21 season.

It was later confirmed as an anterior cruciate ligament rupture, a problem that required medical intervention.

The 29-year-old has now undergone that surgery though and everything went to plan despite no return date yet being set, according to the Reds.

A club statement read: “The Liverpool defender’s planned operation took place in London and was conducted successfully.

“Van Dijk will now immediately focus on the beginning of his rehabilitation with the support of the Reds’ medical department.

“No timeframe has been placed on the Dutchman’s return to action.”

In van Dijk’s absence, the Reds’ injury worries at centre-back have continued with Joel Matip also being ruled and makeshift centre-half Fabinho also suffering a problem in the UEFA Champions League win against Midtjylland.

Liverpool meanwhile have another Premier League match to navigate against West Ham United at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sit at a price of 2/5 with William Hill to win the game against the in-form Hammers.

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