The defender has taken to social media to thank supporters and revealed that he has already begun his rehabilitation course of with a specialist
Virgil van Dijk has spoken out for the primary time since he sustained a possible season-ending harm in Saturday’s Merseyside derby, with the Liverpool centre-back vowing to bounce again “higher, fitter and stronger than ever earlier than”.
The defender needed to be helped from the sphere contained in the opening quarter-hour of his side’s 2-2 draw with Everton following a challenge from Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Van Dijk’s harm has handed a serious blow to Liverpool’s aspirations of a profitable title defence of their first Premier League crown, with the membership already comparatively stretched throughout the Dutchman’s most well-liked place as it’s.
Taking to social media on Sunday nevertheless, the 29-year-old defender thanked supporters for his or her phrases of consolation and acknowledged his intent to repay their religion down the road as he begins his lengthy journey again to full health.
“This afternoon I met with a number one advisor to begin the method of planning the finer particulars of my rehabilitation following the incident yesterday,” Van Dijk wrote on Twitter.
“I am now absolutely centered on my restoration and can do all the pieces I can to be again as rapidly as attainable.
“Regardless of the plain disappointment, I am a agency believer that inside problem lies alternative and with God’s assist I am going to ensure I return higher, fitter and stronger than ever earlier than.
“In soccer, as in life, I imagine all the pieces occurs for a cause and it is vital to try to maintain level-headed whether or not going by the highs or the lows. With the assist of my spouse, youngsters, household and everybody at Liverpool, I am prepared for the problem forward.
“I would wish to thank everybody for the messages of assist. It is meant an enormous quantity to me and my household, and now I will be doing all the pieces attainable to assist my teammates in anyway I can forward of a giant few weeks forward as I take my very own restoration day-to-day. I will be again.”
Liverpool will start their Champions League marketing campaign with a visit to Van Dijk’s homeland to face Ajax on Wednesday, with supervisor Klopp dealing with complications over his lineup as he seems to be to compensate for the lack of his talismanic star.