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'I'm Already Over It' - Virgil van Dijk Opens up on His Injury Scare During Netherlands Win Over Turkey

Arjun Singh Devgan
Netherlands skipper Virgil van Dijk missed the majority of the 2020/21 season due to injury
Netherlands skipper Virgil van Dijk missed the majority of the 2020/21 season due to injury / BSR Agency/Getty Images
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Netherlands skipper, Virgil van Dijk has allayed fears over recurrence of an injury after he suffered a painful knock on his knee during his country's 6-1 thrashing of Turkey in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Van Dijk who missed the majority of last season due to a serious knee injury suffered a knock late in the game which saw the centre-back going down and holding his ankle, causing concern for Liverpool fans everywhere.

The 30-year-old for his part allayed fears of both the Holland and Reds fans by revealing that the knock was nothing to worry about.

"I’m fine, luckily. I’m already over it. Maybe because I am so big, they think I am acting, because when I go down, it goes in quite a slow way," he said post the game.

The centre-back who is crucial to Liverpool's hopes of having a good season has looked back to his best after returning to their lineup so far, playing every minute of their three games Premier League games.

Jurgen Klopp has a number of options at centre-back this season, with Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and summer signing, Ibrahima Konate all available to partner the Dutchman - who is without doubt the rock at the back for them.

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