Liverpool legsnt Conor Coady als ‘fertiger’ Vergil von Dijk-Ersatz…


The Reds confirmed last week that the Dutchman suffered ligament damage to the ACL in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that the Wolves’ captain Conor Coady is “ready” to replace Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool confirmed last week that Van Dijk had suffered ligament damage from the ACL in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Van Dijk was injured and sent off within the first 10 minutes of the match in Goodison Park on Saturday after being injured by Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at the end of a rash fight.

As a result of the injury, the central defender must now expect to miss a large portion of the game next season.

“If Liverpool are going to pay a lot of money for someone in January, they want to be absolutely ready. Conor Coady has received many calls, and he is a very good organizer who has played many Premier League games.

Liverpool have since been associated with a number of central defenders to replace Van Dijk, but Lawrenson has been looking into Coady by name, who he believes has enough Premier League experience to replace him.

“I would think Virgil would not be in this season,” he told The Argus. “I think it’s a write-off because you have to get fit for the game, and that’s almost impossible these days because they don’t play in the reserve team.

But the Wolves’ captain laughed at a question from Jamie Carragher about the prospect of replacing Van Dijk in Liverpool on Monday night.

Coady is a well-known Liverpool fan and passed through the youth ranks in Anfield before leaving for Huddersfield Town in 2014.

He said: “I can’t believe you just told me this!

“No, not at all. I love playing for this club, we just beat Leeds in an amazing, fantastic game. You know how I am.” ..


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