Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has insisted he’s “good” after an harm scare in the course of the Netherlands’ 6-1 win over Turkey in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night time.
The midfielder acquired a stable outing in the large Dutch win, though Liverpool followers had been nonetheless with their hearts of their mouths when he collided with Turkish ahead Halil Dervisoglu late.
The incident occurred when Dervisoglu pressed Van Dijk after receiving a quick go from Oranje goalkeeper Justin Bijlow. In the means of successful the ball, the Turk caught the Dutch captain on the ankle earlier than laying down the ball for Cengiz Under to get a comfort.
Although he gave the impression to be in ache, Van Dijk later confirmed that there was nothing to fret about.
“I’m fine, luckily. I’m already over it,” he advised reporters after the match. “Maybe because I’m so big, they think I’m acting, because when I go down it happens in a pretty slow way.”
Liverpool shall be eager to take care of their predominant defensive presence as wholesome as attainable all through the promotion, given the accidents he has suffered over the previous 12 months.
Van Dijk was injured within the Merseyside derby in October final 12 months, with an ACL harm that left him sidelined for the remaining of the 2020/21 season and massively affected Liverpool’s makes an attempt to retain their Premier League title.
Virgil Van Dijk returns to home information on Sunday / Michael Regan / Getty Images
The 30-year-old additionally excludes himself from Euro 2020 with the nationwide workforce. The Dutch workforce then left the competitors disenchanted after they had been knocked out by the Czech Republic within the spherical of 16.
Van Dijk has performed 90 minutes in all three of Liverpool’s Premier League matches to date this season and followers hope to see him in motion once more when home motion resumes on Sunday with a probably difficult journey towards Leeds on Elland Road.