Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Virgil van Dijk’s knee ‘doesn’t look good’ as he gave an replace on the Holland worldwide’s health on Monday.
The German did stress that his restoration was going okay, as issues stand, and revealed that he’s sustaining common communication with the central defender.
Van Dijk ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in October following a collision with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford within the Merseyside derby.
The 29-year-old has since undergone profitable surgical procedure, though no timeframe has been set for when Van Dijk will make a first-team return.
And talking forward of Tuesday’s Champions League conflict towards Ajax, Klopp gave a quite regarding replace on his star defender’s present situation.
“After all we’re involved,” Klopp stated. “Contemplating the circumstances he’s doing effectively however the knee doesn’t look good.
“It doesn’t look how a knee ought to however seems okay contemplating the surgical procedure he had.”
In the meantime, Thiago Alcantara’s restoration from a knee downside is prone to hold him out till January.
The Spain worldwide has not performed since final month’s Merseyside derby when he was injured in a deal with which noticed Everton ahead Richarlison despatched off.
Whereas he has educated on a few events, the brand new signing shouldn’t be presently prepared to affix in periods and it’s understood it will likely be early January earlier than he’s match to play.
Nonetheless, there was no setback and no surgical procedure is required however it has meant Thiago has performed simply 45 minutes at Chelsea and 90 minutes towards Everton.
“Thiago we now have to possibly make clear it somewhat bit,” Klopp defined.
“On that day when Thiago obtained injured in that problem within the Everton recreation, there was one other dangerous damage (to Virgil van Dijk) and after the scans it was like one was actually dangerous information and the opposite one was actually excellent news as a result of nothing was damaged, nothing was ruptured and stuff like this.
“However, as we realise now, it was nonetheless an enormous influence on the knee. The issue is in a state of affairs like that, nothing is ruptured and nothing is damaged and meaning everyone thinks, ‘okay, you’ll be able to go after a number of days’, however the influence on the leg was that massive that it’s nonetheless not okay.
“It’s not huge and he trains occasionally, not within the second as a result of we simply have to understand that we now have to go a number of additional steps.
“I can’t say precisely when he will probably be high-quality, however it is going to take a number of weeks nonetheless with Thiago.”