Virgil van Dijk set for 8 months on sidelines after injury against Everton

Virgil van Dijk set for 8 months on sidelines after injury against Everton

- Virgil van Dijk could miss most part of the 2020-21 season

- The 29-year-old lasted just 11 minutes when Liverpool faced Everton at the Goodison Park earlier this weekend

- The defender is set to be out for at least eight months after undergoing a scan to determine the extent of the injury

- Mane and Salah were the goals scorers for the visitors' while Keane and Calvert-Lewin saved Ancelotti's blushes

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Virgil van Dijk has reportedly been ruled out of action for the most part of this season after picking a terrible injury in Liverpool's 2-2 draw against Everton in the first Merseyside derby this season.

A goal each from Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelled out Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah's strikes as they both shared the spoils after the regulation period.

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However, the Reds dropped more than just points as they lost their influential defender Virgil van Dijk to a terrible injury in the game.

And he could be out for the most part of the 2020-21 season which could, in turn, have a toll on how Jurgen Klopp lines up going forward.

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Give Me Sport reports that the Dutchman has undergone a scan after the game and it was discovered that he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

Virgil van Dijk set for 8 months on sidelines after injury against Everton

Virgil van Dijk battling Dominic Calvert-Lewin during his short stay on the pitch during Liverpool's 2-2 draw vs Everton at the Goodison Park. Photo by Laurence Griffiths
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The 29-year-old was injured by the Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after clashing with the defender during his attempt at goal.

And he could not survive the attack as he was substituted from the meeting in the 11th minute as Joseph Gomez took to the pitch for the remainder of the match.

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The Anfield outfit is out to defend the Premier League title they won for the first time in 30 years last campaign, while they also redeem their image in the Champions League this time around.

Liverpool were also said to have lost Thiago Alcantara to injury despite playing the entirety of the fixture at the Goodison Park earlier this weekend.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool stars, Virgil Van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara have been rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries against Everton.

The Premier League game was a tough one in which Liverpool had the chance to win it after captain Jordan Henderson scored at the death, but it was ruled for an offside.

Defender Van Dijk played only ten minutes in the clash against Everton before he was taken out after bad tackle from goalkeeper Pickford.

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