In Liverpool’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea, Virgil van Dijk was forced off just before the start of extra time, know his latest injury update
Salah and Van Dijk were replaced in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, which Liverpool won on penalties to win their second trophy of the season. We take a look at the details of van Dijk’s Injury and expected return of the star defender.
Virgil van Dijk Injured In FA Final Cup, Latest Injury Update, Return Date, and Liverpool Injured Players List
Liverpool are still testing Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk’s fitness ahead of their Premier League trip to Southampton on Tuesday, where they may cut Manchester City’s lead to one point.
Injury of Virgil van Dijk in FA Cup Final and List of Liverpool Injuries
In their most recent appearance, the Reds won the FA Cup for the first time since 2006, but another spectacular victory at Wembley Stadium came at a cost. Van Dijk was replaced by fellow center-back Joel Matip before the start of extra time. The dominating Dutch defender was suffering from a knee injury that kept him out of the final minutes of another thrilling shootout victory over Chelsea.
Andy Robertson, the Scotland international left-back, was also forced off for Liverpool against Chelsea, although he should be alright after simply suffering cramp. Meanwhile Brazilian midfielder Fabinho is recovering from a thigh ailment.
Salah, Van Dijk, and Fabinho are all expected to miss Tuesday’s match against Southampton, but the Champions League final is a feasible return date. They are the only three Reds players due to miss Tuesday’s game, so it isn’t exactly an injury catastrophe, but Klopp will be hoping to have them all recovered for UCL final against Real Madrid.
Latest Updates about Virgil van Dijk’s Injury and Expected Return Date
Liverpool returns to action on Tuesday as they travel to Southampton. Klopp has stated that Van Dijk is unlikely to face his former team at St Mary’s, and that there would be no risks made with Salah. On May 28, Real Madrid will be waiting for Liverpool in the Champions League final. Van Dijk has not stated if he will be able to compete in that match, but Salah is convinced that he will be ready to face a side that has already shattered his hopes on a continental scale in 2018.