The Brazilian became the latest victim of Liverpool’s increasing injury problems when he crossed the finish line with a hamstring problem in the first half of his victory over Midtjylland.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Fabinho will not play for Liverpool tomorrow night against West Ham United.
The Brazilian became the latest victim of Liverpool’s increasing injury problems on Wednesday evening, while Van Dijk was successfully operated on in London after suffering an ACL injury.
And when he spoke to the press this afternoon, Klopp confirmed that his team might miss the former Monaco man for the next few games.
The 27-year-old has since been under investigation in this matter to determine the extent of the damage, but was forced to withdraw from the Brazilian squad for the next round of international matches.
Van Dijk was successfully operated on in London after suffering an ACL injury in the early stages of the 2-2 draw with Everton earlier this month.
“Fab is not in, a minor injury, for the weekend and a little longer out, but everyone else is struggling,” he said.
But the Reds’ boss also believes Virgil van Dijk’s recovery is favored by the fact that he is a fast chaser.
“It is clear to say that he is a faster healer. He can handle it, that is clear. All these things will help,” he said when asked about the defender’s recovery.
The club did not specify a timeframe for the absence of the 75 million pound man, but Klopp believes his recovery will be faster because he is a faster healer.
The Reds’ boss also revealed that Van Dijk is doing as well as he can and that injuries are the worst part of a professional footballer’s life.
He said: “I don’t think this is the right place to talk about personal matters. After an operation, a successful one, this time is always unpleasant. It is as good as possible and that’s it.
“It is all individual, what each person needs, but we do everything we can. 100 percent [to help Virgil]”.
Before we add later: “[Virgil] is a friend, he is our boy, but we are used to injuries. It was just the way it was unnecessary.
“Injuries are the worst part of a professional’s life. A part of the game. Unfortunately we are used to it.
“Two things: We care about Virg and we will care about him, but our focus is on the available players. This is what we do.”
“The more you like a person, the more you suffer with them. 3 weeks ago nothing we are talking about now. We asked about it, but we don’t think about it….