Liverpool confirm Van Dijk ACL surgery was ‘successful’

Date published: Friday 30th October 2020 11:53

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Liverpool have confirmed that Virgil Van Dijk’s surgery on his injured ACL was successful.

The Dutch defender picked up the injury in a horror collision with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Van Dijk was ready to have an effort on goal from a cross into the area. But he was two-footed by Pickford while his right leg was planted to the ground.


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Jurgen Klopp’s side are yet to give an update on the severity of the injury. Though it is widely believed that the defender will miss the remainder of the season because of the knee injury.

The club have received some good news though, as they revealed in a statement on Friday morning that he has undergone successful surgery:

“Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month.

“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.”

Joe Gomez and Fabinho have played at centre back in Van Dijk’s absence. But the Brazilian picked up a suspected hamstring injury midweek against FC Midtjylland.

Fabinho was forced off just half an hour into the game and he has subsequently been withdrawn from Brazil’s next international squad.

Liverpool face West Ham tomorrow at Anfield, with a win or a draw moving them top of the Premier League.

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