When will Van Dijk be back? Liverpool defender’s latest injury update PL 22/23
When will Van Dijk be back?
When will Van Dijk be back?The Netherlands’ captain was substituted at half-time during Liverpool’s damaging 3-1 defeat having felt pain in his hamstring.
The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, wanted to take no risks with the fitness of the hugely influential defender but he is to visit a specialist due to fears of a significant injury. Alley sport brings you all the latest news and information about When will Van Dijk be back?
Jurgen Klopp confirmed the centre-back is set to be ruled out for at least four weeks with a hamstring injury. However Virgil van Dijk is facing “more than a month” on the sidelines, according to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after picking up a hamstring injury in Monday’s 3-1Premier League defeat to Brentford.
Liverpool’s manager held the opinion that the Dutch defender is a very fit player, and it was an unlikely event for him to get injured. He had played all the games this season. Jurgen Klopp, told that Virgil van Dijk never had muscle issues. However, this time, it was a sprint which was too much and a pull occurred. Lack of rest and continuous play could be a reason for the injury.
To add salt to the wound, Liverpool lost the away game at Brentford while Virgil van Dijk suffered an injury.
Klopp substituted Van Dijk at half-time to not “take any risk”, explaining the centre-back’s issue was “not an injury, he just felt the intensity”. The Liverpool boss added Van Dijk said “he’s fine and he’s a very good judge of these things”.
However, the injury appears to be worse than first feared with Liverpool set to be without the 31-year-old for their upcoming FA Cup third-round clash with Wolves on Saturday ahead of Premier League fixtures against Brighton, Chelsea and Wolves.
The Dutch defender is the main center-back for Liverpool. However, his injury has left the Liverpool goal vulnerable. Jurgen Klopp will have to consider his options which player will take the place of Virgil van Dijk.
Virgil van Dijk is one of the best defenders in Europe and the world, therefore, to fill his spot will be a challenge for any defender. Though, the Liverpool manager has a few options under his hat.
When will Van Dijk be back?
The return of Virgil van Dijk is a question which all Liverpool fans will be asking. However, to determine a perfect time period would be unlikely, because complete recovery takes time. For now, they predict it to be more than a month, however it could take longer.
The process of recovery and return to the squad is a lengthy process. At first, the medical staff of the club treat the injury as it required. Once the injury heals, they introduced the players to some physical activity to see if there are any issues further. If the players is now fit, with no issues arising, they began their training with the reserves of the club.
After training the required amount of time with the reserves, which is for a week or two, they play a game with the reserves team to prove their fitness. After the player portrays of complete fitness in the reserves game, then only he may return to the main squad.