Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk suffered a knee injury in the Merseyside derby back in October.
It was originally reported that the injury that Van Dijk sustained at Goodison Park could end his 2020-21 season.
That could still be the case, but it has recently been reported that Van Dijk has begun light recovery training.
Anfield Edition’s Twitter account relayed the aforementioned news. With that being the case, plenty of Liverpool supporters decided to respond to Anfield Edition’s tweet regarding Van Dijk’s fitness.
— Adam McMurdock (@AdamMcmurdock) November 19, 2020
Take the whole year off, he’s still young for a CB and has some years left don’t need to risk It trying to prove anything
— Kris LFC (@KrisMLFC) November 19, 2020
have the season off and come back stronger for 2021/22
— John Perry (@TexasRed2281) November 20, 2020
What a monster , wouldn’t be surprised to see this beast recover faster than other athletes. Either way don’t want him to feature this season at all, will need him for the next few years.
— LFC Rana (@AnfieldCanada) November 20, 2020
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
It is great to hear that Van Dijk is making some progress with his recovery. The Dutchman had surgery only three weeks ago.
A few Liverpool supporters suggested above that it would be for the best if Van Dijk did not play another match for the 2020-21 season.
We actually agree. It would be fair to assume that if Van Dijk got himself in a position to play again at some point this season, it would not be until the backend of the campaign.
It is common knowledge that knee ligament injuries take time to recover from.
We would rather see Van Dijk complete his rehabilitation properly so that he is 100 percent fit when he plays for Liverpool again. We don’t want to see the Dutchman rushed back.