Liverpool have been incredibly unlucky with injuries this season. The Reds have lost some of their most vital players to the treatment table with a majority of the first team having been ruled out at one time or another. One absentee could be back sooner than expected. A Virgil van Dijk injury update could keep Liverpool from buying in the January transfer window.
Virgil van Dijk injury
The Merseyside Derby of October 2020 is a fixture which will live in infamy in the minds of Kopites.
The Reds were robbed of three points and robbed of two of their best players in a combative, controversial affair.
Early on in the game Jordan Pickford lunged at Virgil van Dijk, rupturing the defender’s ACL.
Inexplicably, the goalkeeper wasn’t sent off for the reckless incident.
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VAR ensured the Reds were robbed of a win, shortly after Thiago was the victim of a petulant Richarlison tackle.
We learned a day after the game that Virgil van Dijk would miss the rest of the season due to injury.
Virgil van Dijk injury update
This week Virgil van Dijk posted an injury update on social media.
Fans have been optimistic to say the least.
The Dutchman published a video which shows him working hard in the gym, lifting weights and working with the ball.
Given the seriousness of his injury, even to the untrained eye he seems to have made enormous progress.
Kopites have convinced themselves that the video means we could see the defender back in action before the end of the season.
Van Dijk injury update could save money
Obviously Liverpool know better than us just how far along in his recovery Big Virg is.
If he is as far along as fans hope then he could well feature again this season.
Should the Dutchman return in the coming months then the club may decide against bringing in a centre back in the January transfer window.
Liverpool have been linked with a £40m move for Dayot Upamecano among others.
Michael Edwards will be keen to curb spending where he can given the financial impact of the pandemic, not having to buy a centre back would be ideal for him.