Virgil van Dijk Reportedly Has Ruptured His ACL & Could Miss Remainder of Season Due to the Injury

Virgil van Dijk
Reports state that Virgil van Dijk could miss the remainder of the season due to injury | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Liverpool are reportedly waiting waiting for news on key player, Virgil van Dijk's knee injury amid fears that he could miss the rest of the season, with beIN sports reporting that the Dutchman has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Van Dijk was at the receiving end of a horror tackle from Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford in the box during their 2-2 draw in the Merseyside Derby of the Premier League on Saturday, with the defender hobbling off thereafter, having to be replaced by Joe Gomez in the first half.

The wild tackle from Pickford went unpunished after the defender was deemed to be offside, with VAR deciding that it did not merit a red card either. As per Richard Keys, he fears that Van Dijk may have suffered one of the worst injuries in football and that the Dutchman might miss between 7-8 months of footballing action.

Liverpool for their part are yet to put out an official statement regarding Van Dijk's condition, but Reds boss, Jurgen Klopp did admit that "it does not look good" when asked about his talisman post the game.

"It was a clear penalty I saw and then we saw the flag went up. I thought they would still look at the foul but that didn't happen. I don't want to say Jordan Pickford wanted to do it but it is not a challenge how a goalie can do in the box. 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," he said to BBC.

The 29-year-old has been key to all of Liverpool's recent success and his absence will certainly affect their chances of winning trophies, both domestically and in Europe.