LIVERPOOL GIVEN VAN DIJK INJURY BOOST

Liverpool have been handed a huge boost after key defender Virgil Van Dijk returned to light training as he continues to recuperate from the horrific kneeinjury,he sustained during the Merseyside Derby last month. Van Dijk got injured during the collision with Jordan Pickford, the Everton goalkeeper. The incident happened in the first half of the Premier League Matchweek 5 duel that ended with the two teams sharing a four-goal thriller.

Van Dijk ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament as a result of the challenge from Jordan Pickford and has already undergone surgery last month.On October 18, the player revealed that he has reached an agreement with a knee specialist on his rehabilitation program. It was initially thought thatthedefender won’t play again until next season but there’squiet optimism that Van Dijk could still returnbefore the current season ends next summer afterthe player resumed light impact training according to the Daily Mail.

The latest news concerning Virgil Van Dijk is a big boostfor Livepool ahead oftheir next match, an home game against Leicester City in the league.Leicester City are the league leaders after eight games this season. The Foxes are one point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on the league standings. Leicester City have 18 points, while Spurs and the Reds are both on 17 points.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has had to deal with a full-blowninjury crisis defensively with injuries to Joe Gomez, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold in additionto the injury to Virgil Van Dijk. Joe Gomez suffered a ruptured patella tendonlast week while he was on duty with the Three Lions of England.

Joe Gomez will miss the rest of the campaignas a result of the injury, while Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are expected to return to action later this month.

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