Report: Liverpool's worst-case still on the table as star waits on decision
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Report: Virgil van Dijk yet to make difficult Euros decision

Virgil van Dijk could yet go to the Euros, according to reports. It’s a decision that could lead to Liverpool’s worst-case scenario.

This comes from De Telegraaf. They claim that Virgil van Dijk is yet to make a decision on the Euros this summer.

It means he could well go. Van Dijk doesn’t want to rush into anything and will instead take as much time as he can.

Presumably, he wants to see how quickly he heals from his serious knee injury from last October. If he’s feeling okay, he’ll go.

And that would likely devastate Jurgen Klopp, who recently claimed it was ‘unlikely’ that Van Dijk and Joe Gomez play at the Euros.

“It is not my decision but to be honest, the information I have at the moment is that it will be unlikely,” said Klopp, per Sky Sports.

“So [it’s] not that I don’t let them go, because I don’t want to have to do that anyway, it is because of the extent of the injuries.

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“We will be completely over the moon when they are ready to train with us for the start of pre-season but the Euros, I didn’t think about it.”

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Liverpool’s worst-case scenario is clear – Van Dijk goes to the Euros and reinjures himself. And the possibility is there. He’d be going into that tournament after little to no football since October.

The Reds will try and convince him to stay at home, then. In the end, it’ll be down to what doctors say and how Van Dijk takes their advice.

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Because it feels safe to say that if doctors give him the green light, he’ll go. Van Dijk won’t want to miss captaining the Netherlands at an international competition.

From a Liverpool point of view, we hope he misses it. It doesn’t take much explanation to get across just how disastrous that worst-case scenario would be.

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