Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that their injured defender, Virgil Van Dijk is unlikely to play again this season.
The manager had said this on Tuesday in a pre-match Press conference. He clarified the current situation of Virgil van Dijk who is still undergoing rehabilitation. The Dutch defender has been on the sideline since suffering a knee ligament injury, which required surgery, since mid-October.
Klopp was asked if Van Dijk will be included in the Reds’ updated Premier League squad list when it is submitted later this week.
“Whatever happens, I think we have space for Virgil on the Champions League list. I think he was on the Premier League list.
Nobody told me I have to change something with that. If we have space in the Champions League list then Virgil will be on the list,” said the boss.
“In the moment, I don’t know where these things are coming from – nobody really, no doctor, nobody really told me there’s a chance for Virgil to play in this season again.
“I don’t want to say that’s absolutely impossible but it’s not likely. It’s not likely. We don’t have to discuss these things really.
“If we have space we would put them all on, even when all the medical people tell us there’s no chance. We put them on because we believe in miracles from time to time.
“But if there’s no place then we have to consider this kind of things and say, ‘The chance is not too big so we have to make the decision.’ But if they are on the list then it’s only because we hope for nearly a miracle. That’s it.”
The reigning champions already signed two centre-backs within a couple of hours in order to ease their defensive problems this January 2021 transfer market.