Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk may very well be “devastated” by his long-term injury, in line with former Scottish international, Frank McAvennie.
The Dutchman has missed many of the season after choosing up a knee injury in Merseyside’s first derby of the season, with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford harshly criticized for the challenge and led to the injury.
Jurgen Klopp was livid with the sort out that injured Van Dijk, referring to “a really unusual decision by one particular person” – Pickford – in November.
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Liverpool, who’s presently sixth within the Premier League table and out of the Champions League, hasn’t been on the identical team since Van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been dominated out and McAvennie insists “there isn’t a assure” that he’ll come in line with the identical player.
“They say that one man doesn’t make a team however on this case that’s not the case,” said McAvennie Indoor Football.
“They purchased Van Dijk for £ 80million and the team instantly resolved, got here in and swiftly they began winning all their video games.
“It is not a coincidence. So when he is not there and the opposite two center halves are injured it is so tough. Klopp cannot do something to treatment that. It’s important to hope Van Dijk does the identical when he returns.
“These actual long-term accidents can harm a player, it may very well be ruined and we have not heard any information for some time. There isn’t any assure that he would be the similar player when he comes back. ”
In the meantime, Van Dijk not too long ago said that he is not going to take issues as a right on account of his injury.
The Liverpool defender said: “On this time of injury, it makes you consider a great deal of issues, and admire much more what you could have.
“Clearly it is not straightforward, however crucial factor for me is to stay true to myself and work as hard as I can. So if the time comes back and I will be back enjoying once more, then I’ve to get pleasure from each little bit of it and try to be the best player I will be.
“I did not take something as a right. I work, get pleasure from, have a smile on my face and try to maintain match. To be sincere the knowledge I’ve on the moment is unlikely.
“It is not that we can’t allow them to go however due to the dimensions of the accidents. It’s not about speaking in what competition they’ll play. So far as I’m conscious, and I’m all the time open about optimistic surprises and all of them appear sharp in coaching, no person instructed me (they’re virtually ready).
“All of us hope they are going to be ready to start the season pre-season with us. These are very severe accidents. ”