Jurgen Klopp’s defensive crisis increased after Fabinho limped out of Tuesday night’s Champions League match against FC Midtjylland at Anfield.
Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was unsure about the seriousness of Fabinho’s injury after the Brazilian came off in the first half of the 2-0 home win over Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with how his side have coped in the absence of Virgil van Dijk.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl believes Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford should not be facing his team on Sunday and instead should be serving a suspension for his “absolutely disastrous” tackle on Virgil Van Dijk.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of taking goalkeeper Jordan Pickford out of the firing line after a week in the headlines.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he does not want to know how long he is going to be without key man Virgil Van Dijk.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti insists suggestions goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s reckless tackle on Virgil van Dijk was pre-meditated are “not fair”.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum believes Fabinho’s performance as a makeshift centre-back is a sign they can manage without Virgil Van Dijk.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes the injuries to his key players is a bigger blow than Virgil van Dijk’s absence for Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted with how his untested centre-back pairing of Fabinho and Joe Gomez performed in the 1-0 win over Ajax in their Champions League opener.
Nicolas Tagliafico’s own goal was enough for Liverpool to beat Ajax 1-0 in the Champions League but it was the display of makeshift centre-back Fabinho which offered encouragement for the long-term absence of Virgil Van Dijk.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum were united in their condemnation of the Everton tackles which sidelined Virgil Van Dijk for several months and ruled Thiago Alcantara out of their Champions League opener against Ajax.
Liverpool have been advised against thrusting Virgil Van Dijk back into action too early as the Dutchman prepares for a lengthy and arduous period of rehabilitation once he has undergone anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
Ajax captain Dusan Tadic believes they would have given Liverpool a better game in the 2019 Champions League final than Tottenham managed.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has limited options available to him as he begins to prepare for life without key defender Virgil Van Dijk for several months.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum labelled Jordan Pickford’s tackle which sidelined Virgil Van Dijk for several months as “stupid” and believes Everton go “way too far” in Merseyside derbies.
The race for the Premier League title is shaping up to be the tightest for some time with none of the ‘big six’ having stamped their authority on the competition during its early stages.
Captain Jordan Henderson hopes Liverpool will still be in contention to win major trophies when Virgil Van Dijk returns from his knee injury.
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will be patient with injured defender Virgil Van Dijk like “a good wife waiting when the husband is in jail”.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will face no further action over his challenge on Virgil Van Dijk but has been targeted on social media in messages that are being investigated by Merseyside Police.
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford will face no further action over the challenge which left Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk facing knee surgery.
Liverpool face a lengthy spell without defensive talisman Virgil Van Dijk after he suffered a knee injury against Everton requiring surgery.
Liverpool’s title defence suffered a huge blow after Virgil Van Dijk was left needing knee surgery following an awful challenge from Jordan Pickford, which went unpunished.
Liverpool face the prospect of being without Virgil Van Dijk for several months after it was confirmed their key defender requires knee surgery – but they are reluctant to rule him out for the season.
Liverpool have announced Virgil Van Dijk needs surgery on the knee injury he sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Everton.
Liverpool are understood to be concerned by the confusing and contradictory messaging emanating from the Premier League in the wake of the VAR controversies in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
Liverpool are having to consider the nightmare scenario of potentially being without Virgil Van Dijk for some time after the defender left hospital on crutches.
Liverpool have asked the Premier League to review the application of VAR in two pivotal incidents during their 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton at Goodison Park.
An angry Jurgen Klopp had two reasons to leave Goodison Park fuming after VAR cost his side the chance of victory in a Merseyside derby in which two key players sustained potentially serious injuries.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header salvaged a 2-2 draw for Everton in a controversial 237th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park which saw Richarlison sent off late on.