Jürgen Klopp made his first comment after the confirmation of the unpleasant news about the serious injury of Virgil Van Dijk.
The Dutchman has torn cruciate ligaments and will soon have surgery. Anfield has refused to set deadlines for his recovery, but it is very likely that Virgil Van Dijk will miss the rest of the season.
“It is not yet clear when exactly the operation will take place. However, some things are clear and one of them is that he will be absent for some time. We do not want to set any time frames because each player is different. But he will be out long time.
Virgil will overcome it, 100%. If you want, we can say that today is the first day of his recovery. He is OK. Players always like to be alone at such a time, especially in the beginning.
I’ve been in this job long enough to know that. I myself had exactly the same injury said Jürgen Klopp. Then you don’t talk much. But we, of course, are in constant contact.
We are available for him at all times and he knows that. We will wait for him as a good wife waits for her husband when he is in prison.
In the meantime, we will do everything we can to make it as easy as possible, “said Liverpool‘s manager.