Liverpool have confirmed that Virgil van Dijk suffered an ACL damage within the Merseyside derby, leaving followers involved over a season with out their main centre-back.
The Reds are set to be with out Van Dijk for a minimum of the vast majority of the marketing campaign as a result of an ACL damage inflicted by Jordan Pickford’s brainless problem at Goodison Park.
It’s the first time Jurgen Klopp‘s facet might be with out the Dutchman for an prolonged interval, and having not changed Dejan Lovren over the summer time, leaves Liverpool decidedly mild at centre-back.
Van Dijk has, arguably, been the membership’s finest participant since becoming a member of from Southampton in a £75 million deal in 2018, and now Klopp might be pressured to plan with out his No. four for the foreseeable future.
A crippling blow to the Reds as they defend the Premier League title, it will likely be a take a look at of their mettle because the likes of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Fabinho fill in as major choices on the again.
The information of Van Dijk’s damage was introduced on Sunday night, and right here’s how Liverpool supporters reacted on social media.
Unsurprisingly, the temper was low…
I knew the second I noticed it was prone to be his season over. A cowards sort out.
Gutted for Van Dijk. https://t.co/STTNHcFW6A
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) October 18, 2020
Gutted for large VVD. Get properly quickly huge man.
— David Meyler ? (@DavidMeyler) October 18, 2020
Completely distraught by the VVD information. Such a disgusting sort out and it is costing the participant a season of his profession, costing the workforce a useful workforce mate and costing us as followers as a result of we love to look at him.
Have not felt this low about footy since Kiev. Gutted. Completely gutted.
— GaGs ?©? (@GagsTandon) October 18, 2020
The Van Dijk information is crushing. Asks the query of this Liverpool defence that we have been blessed to keep away from having to reply over the past two seasons.
— Cameron Hogwood (@ch_skysports) October 18, 2020
Equally furious and devastated for Virg. A callous and pointless problem leads to a severe damage which might show to be profession altering/ending for a lot of. An enormous blow for Liverpool however under no circumstances leads to a write off.
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) October 18, 2020
It was all the time a threat for #LFC to move into the brand new season with solely three senior centre-back choices. Now they solely have two. Completely gutting for each participant and membership that Van Dijk is out. A large loss for the Premier League to lose the world’s finest defender too.
— Matt Addison (@MattAddison97) October 18, 2020
Null and void
— LFCZA ?? (@LFCZA) October 18, 2020
Some directed their fury at Pickford for inflicting the damage…
Unimaginable to downplay that information about Van Dijk – it is a monumental blow that would single-handedly alter the Premier League title race.
Among the finest gamers on the planet, and probably the greatest defenders I’ve ever seen. Devastating.
Jordan Pickford, you are a shame.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) October 18, 2020
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) October 18, 2020
Jordan Pickford simply grew to become an Everton legend. Unhappy, however that is how the blue half lives.
— LFC Photograph (@LFCphoto) October 18, 2020
— MB (@MrBoywunder) October 18, 2020
… Jordan Pickford’s insistence on being a hothead has damage his personal workforce and now it’s actually damage one other participant. Little doubt one other apology will comply with however what he must do is develop up. He’s 26 however principally acts like a sugared-up toddler on the pitch. Simply ridiculous.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) October 18, 2020
Whereas others appeared to encourage Matip, Gomez & Co…
Devastating information for LFC relating to Van Dijk. Time for Matip and Gomez to step up. Like with any huge membership. The present should go on.
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) October 18, 2020
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) October 18, 2020
Sickening the best way van Dijk picked up his damage. Liverpool might be raging. Can’t afford any extra damage points at centre-back. Massive, huge seasons for Matip, Gomez and Fabinho.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) October 18, 2020
Dangerous occasions in disgraceful circumstances, but additionally half and parcel of soccer. You merely can’t simply exchange the very best defender on the planet, however others must step up in the identical method the late Gary Ablett did when Alan Hansen missed most of 1988/89 #LFC #VirgilVanDijk https://t.co/TFLBRGsfVe
— Chris Mac (@chrismackop) October 18, 2020