Only 6 minutes into one of the most highly anticipated Merseyside derbies in recent memory, Jordan Pickford executed a horrendous tackle on Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk that left the Dutch centre-back unable to carry on.
By the looks of it, Van Dijk will be out for the rest of the 20/21 season at the very least. This is because the injury sustained by Van Dijk is an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury.
Van Dijk’s Netherlands teammate Memphis Depay has sent a message for him.
The Lyon striker scored a goal against Monaco in Sunday’s win. After scoring, he unveiled a message for injured Van Dijk while celebrating.
Depay pulled up his shirt to reveal the message for Van Dijk, which read: “Virgil stay strong my brother.”
The ACL injury sustained by Van Dijk is one of the most dreaded injuries in the sport as it takes an immense amount of time and a painful road to recovery to come out on the other side.
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