Liverpool will try to defend the title without Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch national team took a seriously injured knee from yesterday’s derby with Everton and has to have an operation …
One of the main architects of last year’s Liverpool title was injured in Goodison Park during the opening quarter of an hour, when Van Dijk’s fatal clash with Jordan Pickford became fatal.
The injured stopper on the lawn was replaced by Joe Gomez, and according to the first reports, there was talk of a serious injury. This was subsequently confirmed and Van Dijk must focus on surgery.
Liverpool did not state the length of his absence, but he usually lasts at least six months, so Van Dijk will most likely miss the rest of the season.
It will be a big loss for the Reds, as evidenced by the fact that the 29-year-old stopper has played 95 of the 96 league duels of the reigning Premier League champion since his arrival in January 2018.