Virgil van Dijk still pays attention to Liverpool even though he can’t play. He encouraged his team-mates before the match against Ajax.
Van Dijk had to pull over due to a severe knee injury. Van Dijk got the injury after he was tackled by Jordan Pickford when Liverpool traveled to Everton’s headquarters in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League last weekend.
As a result, Van Dijk had to undergo surgery. The defender who was recruited by Liverpool from Southampton is expected to be absent for most of the rest of the season.
The Ajax vs Liverpool duel on matchday 1 of the Champions League is the first match The Reds without Van Dijk. In the match at the Johan Cruijff Arena, Thursday (10/22/2020) in the morning WIB, Liverpool won 1-0 thanks to Nicolas Tagliafico’s own goal.
Liverpool midfielder, Giorginio Wijnaldum, revealed that Van Dijk had sent a message of support on the WhatsApp group before the match against Ajax. However, for now Wijnaldum doesn’t want to talk too much about football with his compatriot.
“Virgil sends a message, he wishes us luck in the WhatsApp group, he wishes everyone all right,” Wijnaldum said as reported by Wijnaldum. Mirror.
“But for me, I don’t think this is the right time to talk about football with Virtil, because football is currently not the most important,” continued the Dutch midfielder.
“I think for him and for me, when we talk together the most important thing is his recovery and those things. So when I talk to him, it’s more about life than football.”
“It might change in a few months because later he will have a long recovery, and can talk about matches. But now is clearly not the right time to talk about football with Virgil,” he said.
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