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An update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury in what could be a major set back for Liverpool

An update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury in what could be a major set back for Liverpool

An update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury in what could be a major set back for Liverpool

An update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury in what could be a major set back for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk’s hamstring injury turned out to be more serious than initially thought, necessitating a period of rest.

The 31-year-old Dutch defender was taken off during the first half of Monday’s brutal 3-1 loss for Liverpool at Brentford. After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he didn’t think the situation was “serious” and that Van Dijk wanted to stay.

Being substituted at halftime in Liverpool’s bruising the loss to Brentford, Virgil van Dijk is now expected to miss a significant portion of the season for the Reds.

An update on Virgil van Dijk’s injury in what could be a major set back for Liverpool

The Times reports that his hamstring is in worse shape than what initial examinations on Monday suggested, thus the Reds will now be without their star center-back for much longer than 45 minutes.

In contrast to the lack of available alternatives back then, Klopp has Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, and Nat Phillips to choose from to step in for the 31-year-old.

After the Reds’ defeat to Brentford, the manager didn’t appear overly concerned about Van Dijk’s condition, saying: “Virgil, who is an excellent judge of these types of things, felt the muscle a little bit and declared it to be in good condition.

I didn’t want to take any chances, though. When I mentioned that we don’t take risks, the physios appeared rather pleased. He only noticed the intensity; it wasn’t an injury.

In the second half, with Liverpool already down 2-0, Matip joined Konate in place of the Netherlands international.

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