Last season Liverpool fans had to put up with one of the most helpless situations a football club has faced in the Premier League era. Our season was derailed early on and there was nobody at the club to blame, just bad luck. Thankfully a key star is returning. Liverpool fans are overjoyed that Virgil van Dijk is back in full training.
Injury crisis woes
Have you ever seen anything like it?
Last season Liverpool went through the worst injury crisis in Premier League history.
During the summer we lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for an extended period.
Summer signing Thiago tested positive for COVID early on in his Anfield career.
The Merseyside Derby saw Virgil van Dijk rupture his ACL and he wa ruled out for the season, whilst Thiago suffered a bad injury in the same game.
Joe Gomez was next, also ruled out for the season with a knee problem.
Diogo Jota missed a few months, Trent Alexander-Arnold a few weeks. Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson out for the season from January and February onwards respectively.
Thankfully the season is over and it’s time to go again.
Virgil van Dijk back in training
Liverpool this week announced that Virgil van Dijk is back in training.
The Reds pictured the Dutchman at the Reds’ Austrian training camp.
His absence was felt in a number of ways.
We didn’t just miss his quality but also his leadership, seeing him back in action can’t come a day too soon.
Fans are utterly overjoyed at the news.