The Liverpool defender underwent scans in an area hospital following the sport after being injured because of a problem by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford 5 minutes into the 237th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
Though Van Dijk was in a position to stroll off the pitch following prolonged therapy, sources have instructed ESPN that Liverpool are involved by the extent of the damage and are decided to get a transparent analysis by sending the Netherlands worldwide to see a guide on Sunday.
Reviews have urged that Van Dijk suffered a cruciate knee ligament within the Pickford problem, however Liverpool are reluctant to invest on the injury sustained by the £75 million star till he has been totally assessed by a medical skilled.
But when the worst fears are confirmed, Van Dijk may miss the remainder of this season and face a battle to suit for the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 marketing campaign subsequent summer season.
The failure of the VAR official David Coote to overview Pickford’s problem on Van Dijk has angered Liverpool, sources have instructed ESPN, to the extent that they will demand an explanation from the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) — the organisation accountable for referees and VAR.
“Virgil, it’s not good,” mentioned Klopp, who outlined Pickford’s actions as “not a problem the keeper can do.”
“He performs on with ache, he by no means misses a sport. I do not understand how unhealthy it’s however it’s not good,” he added.
Liverpool, in the meantime, are hopeful that an damage sustained by midfielder Thiago Alcantara in opposition to Everton doesn’t show to be critical.
Everton ahead Richarlison was despatched off for the ninetieth minute problem, which caught Thiago on the knee.
Thiago finally acquired up from Richarlison’s red-card problem and was in a position to create the opening for Henderson’s disallowed purpose however later reported an damage and was additionally despatched for a scan on Saturday.
“After we have been strolling off, Thiago tells me he thinks he was injured. We must see,” Klopp mentioned.
After the match, Richarlison launched an announcement on social media to apologise for his problem on Thiago.
“Anybody who is aware of my background is aware of that I’ve by no means been a violent participant,” he wrote. “What occurred in the present day was a fatality as a consequence of sheer extra of dedication. I didn’t problem that play with the intention of injuring Thiago.
“Once I realised we have been going to crash, I retracted my foot however my knee caught him on the way in which thorugh, which was inevitable because of the velocity of the play. I’ve already despatched a message to him apologising and I’m additionally doing it publicly.
“I hope he’s fantastic. I additionally apologise to my teammates, the membership and the followers for leaving them with 10 males. Sadly, there’s nothing I can do to vary what occurred, aside from to mirror, work and transfer on.”