Liverpool FC have confirmed that Virgil Van Dijk has had a ‘successful’ operation on his injured knee.
Almost two weeks since the 2-2 draw against Everton and the horror tackle from Jordan Pickford, the surgery has finally taken place. They took to their official Twitter account to keep their fans updated on the Dutchman’s road to recovery.
.@VirgilvDijk has undergone successful surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month.
He'll now focus on the beginning of his rehabilitation with the support of our medical department 💪
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 30, 2020
However, there is no update on how long van Dijk’s rehabilitation will take. The club stated: “No timeframe has been placed on the Dutchman’s return to action.”.
The Reds knew they would be without the 29-year old for the remainder of the season. But so far they have kept tight-lipped on the length of his absence from the first team.
The lack of detail surrounding his return will not ease any fan’s minds. Tuesday nights victory of FC Midtjylland saw the Reds lose another centre back option. Klopp told BT Sport: “It’s exactly the last thing we needed. What can I say? I know he felt his hamstring, that’s not good, he didn’t feel it that much, he said he could have played on but with no sprints any more so that doesn’t help in that position obviously.”
That leaves Klopp’s side with just Joe Gomez, Joel Matip (not fit) and 19-year old Rhys Williams as the only centre back options at the club.
They have however won the three games available since Van Dijk’s injury. However, there will be a question of how long this can continue without a solidified back four.
The hope for Liverpool fans around the world is that his rehabilitation goes well and we see van Dijk on the pitch sooner rather than later.