Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool defender knee injury is “not good” according to the Champions manager Jurgen Klopp.
In Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, Van Dijk was hurt in a rash challenge by Everton’s shot-stopper Jordan Pickford in the first half.
The 29-year-old Netherlands defender could not proceed with the match and will have a scan along with Thiago Alcantara who suffered a knee injury also.
“Virgil played I don’t know how many games in a row. He plays with pain. But he couldn’t play on”. Klopp said.
Liverpool’s claims for a penalty from the incident were turned down as Van Dijk was ruled to be offside before England number one Pickford clattered into him.
“It was a clear penalty. I saw and then we saw the flag go up. I thought they would still look at the foul but that didn’t happen”. Added Klopp.
“I don’t want to say Jordan Pickford wanted to do it. But it is not a challenge a goalie can do in the box”.
New Liverpool’s signing, Thiago, who started his first Premier League game for the champions was also injured when Richarlison fouled him late on. As a result, the Toffees forward was sent off.
“When I leave the pitch, Thiago tells me that in the Richarlison red card situation, he thinks he got injured”.
Additionally, Everton’s Brazilian sent a message of apology to Liverpool midfielder Thiago and insisted the collision was an accident. The Toffees added that he lifted his foot out of the way when he realized there was going to be an impact.
The message read, “I did not intend to hurt Thiago. I apologize to my team-mates, my club, and my fans for leaving them with one less player at the end of the game. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to change what happened other than to reflect, work, and move on”.