Liverpool have a big task on their hands this season. The Reds struggled last term and we can all agree that injuries were to blame. Without the worst injury crisis in the division’s history things would’ve gone differently. As a result it’s easy to understand why Liverpool fans have reacted to delightedly to a photo of Virgil van Dijk in training.
Liverpool injury crisis
Last season we saw something the division has never seen before.
Liverpool suffered a plague of injuries in the centre of defence.
Plague is often used hyperbolically but it is the only term fitting for what happened to Jürgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds lost every single senior centre back to injury, Virgil van Dijk was ruled out in October when Jordan Pickford’s horror tackle tore the defender’s ACL.
Virgil van Dijk return from injury
The defender was ruled out for the season due to the seriousness of the injury.
Over the summer the Dutchman had to make the decision to abstain from Euro 2020.
The centre back made the call because he didn’t want to jeopardise the progress he’d made with his recovery.
Now he’s close to a return with Jürgen Klopp stating that he’ll be back to completely normal training in the near future.
Twitter reacts to Van Dijk photo
Fans have been reacting with delight to a photo of the Dutchman at the Reds’ pre-season camp in Austria.
Kopites are clearly anxious to see the big man back in action.