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Sport Jordan Henderson vows to support stricken Virgil van Dijk

15:45  20 october  2020
15:45  20 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  Campbell questions whether Liverpool's van Dijk is becoming complacent Van Dijk's outstanding performances in recent seasons have seen him establish himself as one of the best players in the world. However, he was part of the Liverpool side that lost 7-2 to Aston Villa.Van Dijk's outstanding performances in recent seasons have seen him establish himself as one of the best players in the world.

Jordan Henderson admits Virgil van Dijk 's ACL injury is a ‘big blow’ for Liverpool Henderson claims the No 4 will 'come back stronger' after he undergoes surgery The Liverpool captain will be there to support Van Dijk during this 'difficult time'

Jordan Henderson revealed that Jordan Pickford sent on his apologies to Virgil van Dijk after the Merseyside derby following a nasty challenge which is to sideline the Dutchman. Dramatic and controversial would be an understatement for the 237th Merseyside derby, with a red card, VAR, poor

Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk are posing for a picture: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admits Virgil van Dijk's ACL injury is a ‘big blow’ but insists he will be there to support the No 4 during this 'difficult' time.

Van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season after sustaining knee ligament damage during Saturday's Merseyside derby draw with Everton, but Henderson is adamant he will 'come back stronger'.

Henderson has, however, called on his players to continue to fight for trophies and hit their objectives without the Dutchman lining up alongside them.

Jordan Henderson holding a football ball © Provided by Daily Mail a group of young men playing a game of football: Henderson claims the No 4 will 'come back stronger' after he undergoes surgery on his knee © Provided by Daily Mail Henderson claims the No 4 will 'come back stronger' after he undergoes surgery on his knee

Speaking about Van Dijk's need to undergo surgery after Jordan Pickford's reckless challenge, Henderson told Liverpool FC: 'Yeah, it's a tough one. It's a big blow for us. For him personally, obviously. But for us as a team, a massive blow.

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Jordan Henderson told Virgil van Dijk to keep hold of the captain’s armband when coming on in the final minutes of Liverpool’s victory over Southampton. Van Dijk gestured to the player that he would take off the armband but the English midfielder batted away Van Dijk , telling the Dutchman to “keep it”.

Jordan Henderson has defended his Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk over suggestions he would struggle against the Premier League’s best (Getty Images). Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has leapt to Virgil van Dijk ’s defence after a fake quote attributed to Michael Ballack claimed that the

'I'm just gutted for him. So, it's been a tough couple of days, I spoke to him yesterday. And yeah, it's a difficult moment, but that's when you need to be there for each other.

'I'll be there as much as I possibly can for him, I'm sure the lads will do the same and his family certainly will, to help him through the journey he'll go on.

'But I'm sure he'll be back stronger. In the meantime we've got to do everything we can to help make us stronger and basically go and win as many games as we can for him, really.

Henderson has also called on his players to continue to 'fight for trophies' without Van Dijk © Provided by Daily Mail Henderson has also called on his players to continue to 'fight for trophies' without Van Dijk a group of people wearing costumes: Jurgen Klopp's men will urn their attention to their Champions League clash against AFC Ajax © Provided by Daily Mail Jurgen Klopp's men will urn their attention to their Champions League clash against AFC Ajax

'That's down to us as players to make sure that when he is back and he is fit that we're still fighting to be successful and fighting for trophies.

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson extended his sympathies to Virgil van Dijk after devastating news that he will miss the majority of the Premier League season. The Dutchman was forced out of the Merseyside derby after a nasty challenge from Jordan Pickford and scan results have since shown

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'You've got to use times like this to be stronger and to be even more together than we already are. And use it as a positive in some way – I know it sounds ridiculous at the moment, but that's what you need to try to do. We need to try to look forward and try to help us in the next however many months Virgil will be out for.

'And also stick by him and be there for him whenever he needs us. But he's a strong character, he's strong mentally and he certainly will be back stronger and hopefully it's not too long.'

Liverpool left Goodison Park with just one point after the game ended in a 2-2 draw, with Henderson's stoppage-time winner dined due to a controversial offside call.

Everton keeper Pickford will not be punished for the challenge on Van Dijk as it was seen by referee Michael Oliver. And Liverpool are livid after Pickford's lunge went unpunished with David Coote, the official overseeing proceedings at Stockley Park, failing to look at whether Everton's goalkeeper should have been dismissed.

'I'll be back': Virgil van Dijk speaks out after serious injury

  'I'll be back': Virgil van Dijk speaks out after serious injury The Liverpool and Dutch international defender has vowed to come back better than ever before after Liverpool confirmed the defender needs knee ligament surgery following his injury at Everton. The centre-back collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford just six minutes into the Merseyside Derby on Saturday afternoon, though the England shot stopper was not punished for what looked like a reckless challenge. In a statement on Sunday, the Premier League champions did not set a return date for van Dijk, though it is feared the centre-back could be ruled out for most of the current season.

Virgil van Dijk ’s ‘immense’ contribution on the pitch has been matched by his impact off it at Liverpool, Jordan Henderson has explained. Since arriving at Anfield in January 2018, Van Dijk has been a cornerstone of a side that has won three major trophies, reached back-to-back Champions League

Jordan Henderson spoke Virgil van Dijk ‘s suspension, Naby Keita‘s improvement and Liverpool’s chances against Bayern Munich ahead of Tuesday’s clash. The Reds host Bayern in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, looking to secure a big advantage ahead of the trip to Munich next

Remarkably, Sportsmail has been told Coote thought the offside — which he checked forensically — nullified what happened afterwards.

Liverpool will now turn their attention to their Champions League clash against Ajax in the opening game of Group D.

The Reds will get their 2020-21 European campaign under way on Wednesday evening at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Speaking of their clash with Ajax, who reached the semi-finals in 2019, the year Liverpool lifted the trophy, Henderson said: 'It’ll be a tough game, the Champions League always is. Ajax are a good team.'

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Cole: Manchester City will have been 'given a lift' by van Dijk injury .
Although Liverpool won the Premier League title at a canter last season, Cole believes that City are now favourites to win the league this campaign. 1/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Joe Cole believes Manchester City will be boosted by Virgil van Dijk's serious injury 2/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Cole feels that Pep Guardiola's side will now have a better chance of winning the league title 3/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury

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