Liverpool: Van Dijk absent for more than a month! – Soccer

Big blow for Liverpool. In a press conference this Friday, coach Jrgen Klopp gave bad news about his central defender Virgil van Dijk (31 years old, 24 games and 2 goals in all competitions this season), released at half-time in the match lost by the Reds against Brentford (3-1). The Dutch international will be out for more than a month!

« The diagnosis is hard, we are talking about several weeks, more than a month in total. I hope he recovers quickly, but we will see. At the moment he is not available and we have to deal with it. He never had any muscle problems this year or mentioned anything. He may have sprinted too much at that time, » lamented the Mersey club coach.

If all goes well, Liverpool can still hope to find their defensive rock for the knockout stages of the Champions League against Real Madrid on February 21.

Alan MANNESSIER