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Virgil van Dijk injury: Richard Keys claims Liverpool star out ‘for seven or eight months’ | Football | Sport

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Virgil van Dijk has reportedly suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in today’s fiery Merseyside derby, according to Richard Keys. The beIN SPORTS presenter has claimed the Dutchman could miss up to eight months of action, following a reckless tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the opening 10 minutes at Goodison Park.

Van Dijk was forced off the field and was replaced by Joe Gomez but the challenge went unpunished.

The Dutchman was flagged offside before the incident meaning the VAR official David Coote did not feel the need to take a second look.

Liverpool’s worse fears have now been realised if Keys’ information is anything to go by.

He claims Van Dijk could now be set to miss the majority of the season.

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Thiago was on the end of another dangerous tackle, this time from Richarlison, who was shown a straight red card by Michael Oliver.

Klopp revealed after the match that the injury could be serious: “I don’t know. It’s not good.

“Virgil played I don’t know how many games in a row, he plays with pain, he plays with pretty much everything.

“But he couldn’t play on. That’s not good.”

Van Dijk was able to walk around the pitch at Goodison Park before returning to the team’s mobile dressing room in the car park.

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