Liverpool are getting ready for the worst following Virgil van Dijk’s knee damage in yesterday’s Merseyside derby. The Dutchman was pressured off after simply 10 minutes following a full-blooded problem from Jordan Pickford.
The Everton goalkeeper lunged into Van Dijk as he tried to dam the ball following a lofted cross to the again submit.
Though Van Dijk was marginally offside, the Reds had been livid that the sort out was not reviewed by VAR official David Coote.
Nonetheless, the Liverpool centre-back was unable to proceed and was despatched for a scan alongside teammate Thiago Alcantara after the 2-2 draw.
Whereas there was no official affirmation from the Premier League champions, the sensation from the membership is that the damage is doubtlessly severe.
The Brazilian managed to maintain Timo Werner and Chelsea at bay and has additionally marshalled Liverpool to a clear sheet within the Champions League towards Bayern Munich in 2019.
His most up-to-date defensive efficiency didn’t come as a shock to his teammate and compatriot Alisson, although.
“He [Fabinho] was a monster! Unbelievable, however it’s what I count on of him,” Alisson mentioned.
“If it is a shock for you I’d be stunned, as a result of he’s a prime participant. Wherever he performed, from quantity six or centre again, he at all times does his greatest and his high quality permits him to play in numerous positions.”