Premier league news Rival fans respond as Liverpool confirm Virgil van Dijk injury blow Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Liverpool have confirmed that Virgil van Dijk requires knee surgery and faces a spell on the sidelines, with rival fans taking to social media to wish the defender a speedy recovery
Breaking News ! Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham fans have united this evening to wish Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk well. The Liverpool centre-back is facing a spell on the sidelines, with the Dutchman set to have knee surgery, potentially ruling him out for the season. Van Dijk had to be replaced during the first half of the Merseyside derby on Saturday, after being challenged by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. And Liverpool have now confirmed their star defender will undergo surgery on an what is widely reported to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now The news comes has a huge blow to the Premier League champions, with Liverpool now facing the prospect of several months on the sidelines. Van Dijk's injury follows on from Manchester City missing star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne against Arsenal, with Pep Guardiola admitting he could be out for a few games. The injury to van Dijk has prompted a reaction from rival fans, with many taking to social media to wish the Liverpool man a speedy recovery. Here's what some Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham fans have been saying on social media. No timescale has yet been set for how long van Dijk will be out for, although it is likely that he faces a number of months on the sidelines. A Liverpool club statement read: "Liverpool FC can confirm Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury he sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Everton.
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"Van Dijk was required to be substituted and further assessment on the injury has revealed an operation will be needed. "No specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage. "Following surgery, Van Dijk will begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical team to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible."
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