The Reds defender had to leave the pitch during the derby, injured following a collision with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
While all the Reds and Dutch fans held their breath, Liverpool have finally communicated on the injury of their defender, and the news is not good.
A serious injury was to be feared, especially given the clash between Virgil van Dijk and the English goalkeeper. And it is now confirmed, the season of “VVD” may be over, he suffers from a cruciate ligament injury and he will undergo knee surgery. The precise duration of his absence is not yet known, but the international Oranje will start a rehabilitation program as soon as possible after the intervention.
Thus, van Dijk will be absent for several months, which risks strongly compromising his participation in the Euro.
Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at @Everton.
Following surgery, Virgil will begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.
You’ll come back stronger, @VirgilvDijk 💪
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 18, 2020