Liverpool have dealt with some impossible situations in the past, rescuing success from the jaws of defeat. The Reds have even done it under Jürgen Klopp, more than once in fact. We now face one of our longest and most difficult challenges as we play the rest of the season without our talisman at the back. Liverpool fans on Twitter have have reacted to the Virgil van Dijk injury.
Goodison Park drama
What on earth happened on Saturday? Seriously. What happened?
The match officials had an awful game during the Merseyside Derby with both the VAR and on pitch referee getting two crucial decisions wrong.
The first and most obvious error was the decision not to send off Jordan Pickford for his thuggish lunge at Van Dijk.
The second, more contentious decision, was the ruling out of Liverpool’s winner when Sadio Mane appeared to be clearly on side.
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Virgil van Dijk injury
This weekend we learned the extent of the Virgil van Dijk injury.
The Dutchman will likely be out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL when Jordan Pickford flew in at his knees.
The injury has left the Reds with only two natural centre backs in the first team, both of whom have struggled with their own injuries in recent seasons.
Liverpool fans react to Van Dijk injury
Some fans are optimistic that our remaining defenders can step up in his absence.
Joel Matip fabinho and gomez will do the job. They said we are nothing without van Dijk. Time to prove our doubters wrong
— Transfer News Hunter (@HunterTransfer) October 18, 2020
People offered to donate their own knees, I’ll join the pledge.
Take my knees Virgil pic.twitter.com/6je6QRWAXN
— 19 Times (@LFCLiverbird96) October 18, 2020
Supporters offered their well wishes.
Come back soon king. We’ll win it for you 👑
— 𝚃𝚃 (@TheGerrardRoIe) October 18, 2020
Get well soon ❤️
— Sam (@SamueILFC) October 18, 2020
Some are sickened by the fact that Pickford escaped punishment.
And the worst is that Pickford will remain unpunished, we shouldn’t see this sort of tackle on a football pitch, disgusting.
— loc (@Loc_Hlg) October 18, 2020
One fan joked that it’s about time James Pearce stepped up.
WELLLLL….it’s your time to shine el jimbo, get the kit on lad pic.twitter.com/cSficQdYsz
— Korie (@Virg_VD) October 18, 2020