Good news Liverpool fans: Jurgen Klopp gives update on Virgil van Dijk's knee injury

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, December 01, 2020, 01:36 PM IST
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After weeks of tension, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has finally offered some relief to the fans. Klopp said Virgil van Dijk is doing "really well" while recovering from a knee injury which the defender sustained in October.

Klopp, however, admits that Van Dijk's knee does not look good.

The centre-back underwent successful knee surgery at the end of October. At the time, Liverpool had said that "no timeframe has been placed on the Dutchman's return to action." Klopp said he is in contact with van Dijk while offering an update on the player.

"Yes, of course, we are in contact. Considering the circumstances, he's doing really well," the club's official website quoted Klopp as saying.

"His knee doesn't look good, to be honest; it doesn't look like a knee should look - but it looks good for a knee with that surgery and the time he had since the surgery. So, yes, of course, we are in contact and he's doing well, that's true," he added.

Van Dijk sustained the injury on October 17 during Liverpool's Premier League clash against Everton. He had damaged knee ligaments following an incident involving Blues goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Following Van Dijk's injury, the club mounted with more injuries as their defence line-up was barely available for fixtures. England international Joe Gomez is reportedly out for 6 months, and Trent Alexander-Arnold is also unavailable with a calf injury. Fabinho's hamstring situation is also under assessment.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are currently gearing up for the Champions League clash against Ajax, slated to take place on Wednesday.

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