Liverpool are caught in a super emergency. Even though they are fighting a difficult ranking battle this season, even the 안전놀이터 key defenders have deviated from their power.
On the 5th (hereinafter Korean time), British media outlets such as the Mirror and The Athletic reported that Virgil van Dyke’s injury is more serious than expected.
Van Dijk started in the Brentford away game held on the 3rd, played only 45 minutes in the first half, and was replaced by Yoel Matip as soon as the second half started. It was reported that he felt pain in his hamstrings (muscles in the back of his thighs). On this day, without Van Dijk, Liverpool lost 1-3.
At the time, coach Jurgen Klopp said, “Van Dijk felt a little abnormal in his muscles after the first half,” and “I didn’t want to take the risk of overworking him.”
Liverpool’s injury is more painful than the humiliation of losing to Brenford for the first time in 84 years. Van Dijk’s influence at Liverpool was enormous. He played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s leap to the English Premier League title by playing as the main center back for 4 seasons from the 2018-2019 season.
However, an unreasonable schedule caused injuries. Since the start of this season, the prevailing view is that Van Dijk’s fatigue has accumulated after an intense game while playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Liverpool has become an ‘injury ward’. Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Artur Melo, James Milner and Robert Firmino have already left Liverpool through injuries.