Virgil Van Dijk injury worse than expected
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is set to see a specialist to determine the full extent of his hamstring problem.
The 31-year-old Dutchman has started all 17 of Liverpool’s Premier League games so far this season but he was subbed off at half-time in Monday’s 3-1 loss at Brentford.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said after that match that Van Dijk had been taken off as a precaution.
But it is now feared that he could be in for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
James Pearce, who is The Athletic‘s Liverpool FC reporter, wrote on Wednesday that Van Dijk’s injury is “worse than expected”.
“No timeframe has been confirmed but the consultation should provide a clearer picture.”Pearce added.
“Virgil felt a little bit his muscle, but he said he’s fine and he’s a very good judge of these things.
“I didn’t want to take any risk. The physios looked quite happy when I said I didn’t want to take a risk. It’s not an injury, he just felt the intensity.”Klopp said in monday.
Source: The Athletic