Liverpool have been suffering from an injury crisis this season. The Reds have had their title defence derailed by a string of long term absentees. Some of those sidelines stars are edging back to full fitness. Liverpool fans have been drooling over photos of Virgil van Dijk back in training.
Virgil van Dijk injury
The Merseyside Derby is known as an ill tempered affair but nobody could’ve anticipated just how reckless the Ev would be in this season’s game at Goodison Park.
Early on in the tie Jordan Pickford flew into Virgil van Dijk at knee height, rupturing the Dutchman’s ACL.
Somehow the goalkeeper escaped punishment, the officials later admitting he should’ve been sent off.
Virgil has been sidelined since the incident with the Reds ruling him out until next season.
Virgil van Dijk recovery
In the defender’s absence the Reds have slid down the table with a number of other key players also missing.
Thankfully, Van Dik is edging back from injury with the Reds giving us frequent updates on his situation.
The one concern is the Euros coming up over the summer. Many fans fear that the defender’s participation could be a needless risk.
Given the extent of his injury and the intensity of international tournaments the centre back returning to action over the summer could lengthen his absence from the Liverpool lineup.
Fans react to training photos
Some Kopites have had their weekend made by photos of Virgil van Dijk back at work. Fans are desperate to see him back.