The Reds confirmed on Sunday evening that the Dutchman had suffered ACL ligament damage against Everton over the weekend.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola conveyed his best wishes to Virgil van Dijk, as the Liverpool star will have to spend some time on the sidelines.
Liverpool confirmed on Sunday evening that the Dutchman suffered ACL ligament damage against Everton at the weekend.
Van Dijk was injured and sent off within the first 10 minutes of the match at Goodison Park on Saturday after being wounded by Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at the end of a ruthless fight.
As a result of the injury, the central defender is now in danger of missing much of the upcoming game.
And now City boss Guardiola has followed suit, admitting that he hopes the Dutchman’s backing will soon make the Premier League better.
Liverpool are not yet in a position to draw up a timetable for his absence, as he will now undergo an operation after which his situation will be reassessed.
City defender Aymeric Laporte, who himself had missed a large part of last season with a knee injury, yesterday wished Van Dijk all the best for his recovery.
“I don’t like it when important players are injured and canceled for a long time. I don’t know him, but he looks strong.
“I hope Virgil gets well and recovers soon,” Guardiola told the press ahead of his team’s Champions League duel against Porto tomorrow night.
“I look forward to him coming back and making our league better. He is one of the best. I wish him and Liverpool all the best. ..