Virgil van Dijk’s knee doesn’t appear like a knee ought to take care of surgical procedure, the Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stated.
The Reds defender ruptured his knee ligaments within the Merseyside derby in October following a nasty problem from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and has since undergone profitable surgical procedure.
During a pre-match press convention forward of their Champions League fixture in opposition to Ajax, Klopp stated that the defender was in good situation although his knee wasn’t in nice form.
“Considering the circumstances he is doing well but the knee doesn’t look good,” to be sincere, the reds boss stated regrettably.
Van Dijk who has been an instrumental a part of the premier league profitable facet has notched 14 targets in 162 matches, whereas his defensive partnership pairing with Gomez and Matip successively stored 61 clear sheets
He additionally had this to say regarding the defender’s knee “it doesn’t look good, to be honest. It doesn’t look like a knee should look, but it looks good for a knee with that surgery and the time he had since the surgery”
“So, yes, of course, we are in contact and he’s doing well, that’s true.” when requested if he and the defender have been in touch
Klopp additionally offered an replace on Thiago Alcantara’s damage, saying the Spanish midfielder stays just a few weeks away from full health. Thiago picked up an damage in opposition to Everton, following a deal with from Richarlison.
“Thiago, we have to maybe clarify it a little bit,” he affirmed.
”After the scans, it was like one was actually unhealthy information, and the opposite one was actually excellent news as a result of nothing was damaged, nothing was ruptured and stuff like this, he additional added.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, who suffered a calf damage throughout the Manchester City match has resumed on-pitch rehabilitation in keeping with the supervisor
“Trent looks quite good,” Klopp additionally stated.
“I saw him on the pitch doing his rehab stuff so that already looks good but I cannot decide when it will be finished. From what I saw today, it won’t be much longer,” he concluded.
Liverpool subsequent face Ajax of their champions league tie on Tuesday with Naby Keita, James Milner, Joe Gomez, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a long-term absentee with a knee damage.