Merseyside defender Virgil Van Dijk has been training on the pitch for the first time since suffering a serious injury. There is an expectation that the 29-year-old Dutchman will be able to play this season.

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has returned to training after a serious injury. Recall that the 29-year-old Dutch player had to leave football for a long time due to a cruciate ligament injury.

According to the Merseyside club’s press service, Virgil Van Dijk, who only managed to work out in the gym, is now training on the field with an individual program.

The Dutch defender suffered a serious injury in October of last year, in the 5th round match of the English Premier League. During the game, Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford hit him. Virgil underwent knee surgery in late October.

In early February, Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp said that the chances of the player returning fully this season are minimal. Although, it still exists. Anyway, Van Dijk will definitely not be able to play until April.

In the 2020/21 season, Virgil Van Dijk played in 8 games for Liverpool and even scored 1 goal.

 

Confirmed: Liverpool lost Henderson for a long time

 

The severity of the injury sustained by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has recently been officially announced.

The English central midfielder will be out for about six months, i.e. he will return in mid-April.

If the Merseyside midfield’s rehabilitation process is accelerated, he will be on the field in a month.

Recall, the number 14 of the “Reds” got an injury in the Liverpool derby in the match against the neighbouring “Everton”.

Also noteworthy that “Anfield” lost to “Blues” at home in the mentioned match, with the score of 0: 2.