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Sport Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool

00:55  18 october  2020
00:55  18 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

Van Dijk shock for Liverpool: consoling teammates - Dutchman makes statement

 Van Dijk shock for Liverpool: consoling teammates - Dutchman makes statement Virgil van Dijk has to undergo knee surgery. The defense chief of Liverpool FC has probably been seriously injured and is out for a long time. There are tons of encouraging words from fans and teammates. The Dutchman himself makes a statement - and looks to the future with optimism.

The injury to van Dijk will prove to be doubly frustrating for Liverpool as they weren't even awarded a penalty for Pickford's obvious foul, as replays The loss of van Dijk , though, will prove difficult to digest for Liverpool supporters. He was ever-present in the last two Premier League campaigns for

Van Dijk sought to get onto the end of a ball that looped beyond the far post. Pickford raced out to meet the Liverpool centre-half and clattered into him That got Pickford off the hook as he could have been facing at least a penalty, and potentially a red card. Liverpool ’s frustration at missing out on a spot

Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the top of English and European soccer in recent years.

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, centre, is tackled and injured by Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, left, causing him to leave the match injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, centre, is tackled and injured by Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, left, causing him to leave the match injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)

In a major concern for the Premier League champions, they might have to learn how to cope without their warrior at the back for quite some time.

Liverpool must stay in trophy hunt for injured Van Dijk, says Henderson

  Liverpool must stay in trophy hunt for injured Van Dijk, says Henderson Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the loss of Virgil van Dijk is a "big blow" but he wants the Premier League champions to use his absence as an added incentive to stay in the trophy hunt. Liverpool face their first challenge without Van Dijk in Wednesday's Champions League group match away at Dutch side Ajax. jw/pi

/ 412430 virgil van dijk thiago alcantara injury update jurgen klopp. Jürgen Klopp confirmed Liverpool are waiting to discover the extent of injuries sustained by Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Van Dijk was forced from the field inside the opening 10 minutes after picking up a knee issue following a

Virgil van Dijk was left hobbling from the pitch in the Merseyside derby after a horror challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with no Jordan Pickford took a huge gamble in the early stages of the Merseyside derby. The goalkeeper came out and clattered Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk .

Early in what proved to be a painful Merseyside derby for Liverpool, Van Dijk was the subject of a reckless lunge by Jordan Pickford that saw the Everton goalkeeper clatter into the extended right leg of the Netherlands defender.

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk leaves the match with an injury during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk leaves the match with an injury during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)

Van Dijk roared in agony and, tellingly, stayed down. And that was when Jürgen Klopp knew it was serious.

“Virgil played I don’t know how many games in a row, he plays with pain, but he couldn’t play on and that’s not good,” Klopp said after the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.

Klopp snappy for how long: "Are you a journalist?"

 Klopp snappy for how long: Virgil van Dijk and the consequences: Jürgen Klopp gave a snappy press conference before Liverpool's Champions League opening game. He slapped his forehead when asked a question. © imago images Annoyed on Tuesday evening about numerous questions at the press conference: Jürgen Klopp (archive image).

Van Dijk ensured Liverpool could snatch a late winner when he successfully managed a two-on-one break from Spurs. Moussa Sissoko was bearing down on goal, but Van Dijk cut off the pass to Heung-min Son, forcing the midfielder to take on the shot himself – which he missed.

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk stayed by the side on Gerard Deulofeu to console him after th Watford star suffered a horror injury . As the Dutchman challenged the former Everton winger, his knee jolted in the ground as he suffered as a suspected dislocation. Deulofeu was clearly in a lot of pain and the

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero passes by Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola after being substituted during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Alex Livesey/Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Manchester City's Sergio Aguero passes by Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola after being substituted during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Alex Livesey/Pool via AP)

Indeed, Van Dijk — English soccer’s player of the year from 2018-19 who had played every minute of Liverpool’s previous 74 league games, dating back to September 2018 — immediately came off after lengthy treatment and hobbled gingerly around the field to the locker room.

There was no official word from Liverpool on the potential length of his absence, but Van Dijk reportedly left hospital on crutches in the evening. Broadcaster beIN Sports said it has received information that the player has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

With the draw, Liverpool extended its 10-year unbeaten record against its neighbor but Klopp was a frustrated man as he made the short trip home from Goodison.

Cut out by Pickford, Van Dijk seriously injured!

 Cut out by Pickford, Van Dijk seriously injured! © Supplied by Sports.fr Van Dijk Victim of a murderous tackle from Jordan Pickford during the derby between Everton and Liverpool (2-2), on Saturday, Virgil Van Dijk would suffer from a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee. Beyond the disappointment of having conceded the draw in the last minutes of the Mersey derby (2-2), Saturday afternoon on behalf of Day 5 of the Premier League , the Reds had the bad luck losing their captain Virgil Van Dijk very early in the game.

Virgil van Dijk suffered an injury during Liverpool 's Premier League match against Southampton. Jurgen Klopp's side were coasting towards their seventh Joe Gomez, who was rested having started every match so far this season, was introduced as Liverpool coasted towards another victory.

Virgil van Dijk has won 12 caps for the Netherlands. " Liverpool Football Club would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Van Dijk missed the final five months of the season after sustaining an ankle injury following a challenge by Leicester

Aside from the fact Pickford escaped punishment for the challenge on Van Dijk — the VAR seemingly didn’t review the incident, which came after an offside was called — Klopp was unhappy his team had what would have been a winning goal from Jordan Henderson disallowed in the second minute of stoppage time. The VAR did intervene this time, spotting Sadio Mane was offside by the narrowest of margins.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring the 2-1 lead during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring the 2-1 lead during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP)

Mane had given Liverpool a third-minute lead, only for Michael Keane to equalize with a towering header at a corner. Mohamed Salah reclaimed the lead for the champions with his sixth goal of the campaign, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbed Everton’s second equalizer by rising high to power home a left-wing cross for his 10th goal in seven club matches in all competitions.

VAR trouble costs Liverpool victory in wild derby

 VAR trouble costs Liverpool victory in wild derby Liverpool FC has to take a lot in the duel with Everton, not only van Dijk suffers. In stoppage time there is a fuss over a goal from Henderson. © Provided by sport1.de VAR trouble costs Liverpool Victory in wild derby VAR trouble and superstar Virgil van Dijk lost : Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC have several in the memorable 237th Merseyside derby against Everton Have to put up with dampers.

LIVERPOOL striker Roberto Firmino is allowing himself to get too “ frustrated ” in matches and that is damaging his performance levels further. That’s the verdict of former Liverpool front-man John Aldridge, who thinks Virgil van Dijk can help out.

Liverpool 's desire to sign Van Dijk comes through the size of the fee, which Manchester City - who were also interested - were not prepared to match. As for Southampton, they have got rid of a player who clearly had no wish to remain on the south coast and generated the funds that will allow them to

Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard, center, reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in London, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.(Mike Hewitt/Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard, center, reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in London, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.(Mike Hewitt/Pool via AP)

Van Dijk might have been marking Keane and Calvert-Lewin for both of those Everton chances. It is potentially a sign of things to come for Liverpool.

Everton dropped points for the first time this season in its fifth match but stayed top, three points above Liverpool.

AGUERO’S ACTION

Sergio Aguero didn’t score on his return to the Manchester City lineup for the first time in nearly four months. He was at the center of a potentially contentious incident, though, in City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal.

In the 42nd minute, Aguero was seen complaining about a decision to female assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis. As Massey-Ellis moved along the touchline, Aguero walked next to her and placed his arm around her neck in an action that would be in breach of coronavirus guidelines.

The Argentina international was not sanctioned.

“Sergio is the nicest person I ever met in my life,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. "Look for problems in other situations, not in this one.”

Raheem Sterling scored City’s winner in the 23rd minute of a hard-fought game at Etihad Stadium as the hosts coped without injured Kevin De Bruyne. City is in midtable and three points behind title rival Liverpool but has a game in hand.

Van Dijk injured in the knee

 Van Dijk injured in the knee © Provided by Sofoot The arbitration controversy of the day. While the Mersey derby takes place this Saturday, the Reds quickly opened the scoring with the essential Mané. But for this tactical shock against his Liverpool counterpart, Klopp will be deprived of Virgil van Dijk. Criticized after a difficult start to the season, the Reds defender suffered a kamikaze outing from Jordan Pickford. Bad news for Liverpool ... https://t.co/Х-$rdLimozs - Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 17, 2020

REDEMPTION FOR MAGUIRE, FERNANDES

Finally something to celebrate for Harry Maguire after a tough few months for the Manchester United captain.

There was redemption, too, for Bruno Fernandes in United's 4-1 win at Newcastle.

Maguire scored a fine header for United's equalizer, days after getting sent off playing for England. He has produced some suspect defending for United this season, into which he came on the back of being arrested after a late-night incident on the Greek island of Mykonos.

As for Fernandes, he had a penalty saved when the score was 1-1 but made amends by scoring a brilliant goal into the top corner after a counterattack in the 86th. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford added even later goals.

CHELSEA EXPOSED

Chelsea’s defensive vulnerability was exposed in a 3-3 home draw with Southampton, which equalized in the second minute of stoppage time through Jannik Vestergaard after having already rallied from 2-0 down.

Timo Werner scored Chelsea’s first two goals, and played in Kai Havertz to make it 3-2, but the hosts were undone by dreadful defending and goalkeeping.

For Southampton’s second goal, Kurt Zouma underhit a back pass before goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made two errors in a matter of seconds to allow Che Adams to score.

Kepa was filling in for the injured Edouard Mendy, while another new signing — center back Thiago Silva — was also missing. While Chelsea’s attack is starting to purr as key forwards return from injury, the defense looks to be the team’s biggest barrier to a concerted title challenge.

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Klopp at odds with Liverpool legend .
Reds legend Jamie Carragher sees a mistake in Liverpool FC's transfer policy. Jürgen Klopp is anything but enthusiastic about it. © Provided by sport1.de Klopp in a clinch with Liverpool legend Jürgen Klopp is not in the best mood after Virgil van Dijk's long failure at Liverpool FC. At the press conference before the Champions League duel with Ajax Amsterdam ( Ajax Amsterdam - FC Liverpool from 9 p.m.

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