Fri 06 January 2023 | 14:41

Klopp: “harsh” injury will sideline Van Dijk for more than a month

After forcing off the field due to a hamstring injury in the Reds' defeat to Brentford, Jurgen Klopp confirms the Dutch defender will be sidelined for more than one month.

Virgil Van Dijk

was substituted at half-time against Brentford due to a hamstring injury. After the game,

Jurgen Klopp

said his problem is not serious but later reports suggest that the injury Van Dijk picked up against Brentford could be worse than first feared.

Now, the


boss confirms that the Netherlands international will miss more than a month due to his injury. Klopp told reporters:

"Virg was a surprise for us, obviously, a big blow. He didn’t feel a lot. I took him off, actually, no risk.

“In the end, the diagnosis was pretty harsh, but we talk about weeks – more than a month. I hope it goes quick, but for now he is not available. That’s how it is. We have other centre-halves, as long as that’s the case everything is OK for the team.

“But for Virg, it’s harsh. He played an incredible amount of games over the last years. [Now] we cannot use him on the pitch at least. Off the pitch, we will do that.”



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