Liverpool is preparing for the worst that could happen to Virgil van Dijk.
Van Dijk was taken to the hospital after a dramatic 2-2 draw against Everton. This was to check his left knee after a dreadful strike from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the early minutes.
The injury was serious although Liverpool was furious at the statement by host Richard Keys on Qatar-based Bein Sports that the Dutch international suffered a previous cross ligament injury and had to be out of action from 7 up to 8 months.
Liverpool fear Van Dijk has a ligament injury
Liverpool or any other source has not confirmed this, meaning that Van Dijk’s status is still unclear. Although very angry about the VAR technology’s decision to both the situation where Van Dijk was fouled and Jordan Henderson’s goal was denied, what is concerned about Liverpool now is Van Dijk.
All will become clear after the scan results. However, the best case is the damage to the mid-ligament, which can be treated without surgery.
However, if Liverpool’s record signing suffered a pre-cross ligament injury, he would need surgery and would mean miss out on the rest of this season.
Van Dijk is not the only Liverpool player to be hospitalized. Thiago Alcantara was also screened after a terrifying tackling from Richarlison, who later apologized. The Brazilian was sent off and faced a three-match ban.
Van Dijk had to leave the field after suffering a terrifying tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. And midfielder Thiago received a terrible ball from Richarlison at the end of the game.
Van Dijk is injured after picking up the ball from Pickford
The severity of these injuries is not yet clear, but Liverpool has reason to be concerned about the potential of both sides in the Champions League next week.
In the short term, Liverpool has suffered the consequences of the loss of Van Dijk. Just a few minutes after he left the field, Everton equalized 1-1 and at the end of the match there was a second goal.
In the last two Premier League matches, Liverpool conceded nine goals after a 2-7 defeat against Aston Villa. Also from the beginning of the season, this number is 13 goals over 5 rounds.