Liverpool have confirmed that Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month.

The centre-back suffered the issue when he was clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Merseyside Derby.

A statement from the club released on Friday morning read: “Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month.

“The Liverpool defender’s planned operation took place in London and was conducted successfully.



Virgil van Dijk has completed surgery

“Van Dijk will now immediately focus on the beginning of his rehabilitation with the support of the Reds’ medical department.

“No timeframe has been placed on the Dutchman’s return to action.”

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