• Thursday, Dec 08, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:24 am

Klopp: Van Dijk looking really good on return from injury

  • Published at 02:54 pm July 14th, 2021

Van Dijk's fellow centre-backs Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were sidelined for long spells, while Trent Alexander-Arnold was injured in the lead-up to Euro 2020

Jurgen Klopp says Virgil Van Dijk is looking "really good" as the Liverpool defender returns from the knee injury that forced him to miss most of last season.

Liverpool surrendered the Premier League title to Manchester City after major injuries to Van Dijk and several other defenders.

Van Dijk's fellow centre-backs Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were sidelined for long spells, while Trent Alexander-Arnold was injured in the lead-up to Euro 2020.

Also Read: Real president Perez claim victim of plot as Raul and Casillas quotes appear

Dutch star Van Dijk did not return after suffering a knee injury in a challenge with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at Goodison Park in October last year.

Gomez was ruled out for the season with a knee problem a few weeks later.

The four players are currently working on their fitness at Liverpool's pre-season training camp in Austria.

"Virg and Joe will not have double sessions now for the first few days with the team. They have a second session of the day but it's with the rehab department, physiotherapy -- these kinds of things," Klopp told Liverpool's website.

"That's for these two. They look really good. I don't know exactly when we can make the next steps but it will happen in the next four weeks. For sure, we will get a big step forward."

Matip did not feature again suffering ankle ligament damage in February.

Right-back Alexander-Arnold hit form late in the season to earn a place in England's Euro squad, but had to pull out after sustaining a thigh injury in a friendly against Austria.

Also Read: Messi to sign new five-year deal with Barcelona

"Joel looks good, absolutely, he is the closest probably to normal training and then we will see when we get him started for playing," Klopp said.

"Trent was a serious enough injury but now not a major one, I would say.

"He is close but for the moment, probably the next five or six days he has a special programme -- from time to time with the team, from time to time by himself."

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail