Virgil van Dzek will undergo knee surgery and is facing a battle to play again this season after a scan revealed that the Liverpool defender suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during a 2–2 draw on Saturday against Everton Had to face.
Van Djack was injured in the fifth minute of the 237th Mercedes Derby following a challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who went unpublished by match referee Michael Oliver and VAR officials.
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Although van Dijk was able to walk off the pitch following treatment by a Liverpool physiotherapist, the scan confirmed that the 29-year-old incident damaged the cruzette ligament and, as a result, suffered on the sideline for months.
Liverpool sources have told ESPN that it is impossible to set a deadline on Van Dykes’ recovery period until the player has undergone surgery, but is refusing a return to action this season.
The club has not yet determined the date of Van Dejak’s surgery as the swelling around the knee joint is needed for the player to be adequately deficient for operation. Liverpool still have to decide which surgeon will take charge of the procedure.
Van Dejak’s defeat to Southampton in January 2018, signing £ 75 million, is a major blow to Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions, who travel to the Netherlands to face Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday with their Champions League campaign Let’s start
Van Djack has been instrumental in Liverpool’s defense until his arrival from South Dimpton and played every minute of the team’s 74 Premier League fixtures before a clash at Goodison Park – a run dating back to September 2018, until Everton withdrew from the game.
He has also become a key figure for the Netherlands, and his injury means coach Frank de Boer could be forced to plan for the next summer Euro 2020 tournament without his most experienced center-half.