Premier League: Virgil van Dijk making Liverpool return this season can be a ‘miracle,’ says Jurgen Klopp

Premier League: Virgil van Dijk making Liverpool return this season can be a ‘miracle,’ says Jurgen Klopp

The Netherlands captain has been out of motion after struggling knee ligament harm towards Everton in October.

Premier League: Virgil van Dijk making Liverpool return this season would be a 'miracle,' says Jurgen Klopp

Virgil van Dijk leaves the pitch after getting injured throughout the season’s first Merseyside derby assembly. AP

London: Jurgen Klopp says it might be a “miracle” if Virgil van Dijk performed once more this season after signing Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak to fight Liverpool’s defensive disaster.

The Netherlands captain has been out of motion after struggling knee ligament harm towards Everton in October.

The membership’s different senior centre-backs, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are additionally long-term absentees.

“No physician instructed me there’s an opportunity for Virgil to play once more this season,” Klopp stated on Tuesday. “I do not need to say it is not possible nevertheless it’s unlikely.”

He added: “I believe now we have area for Virgil on the Champions League record. If now we have area for it, then Virgil can be on the (Premier League) record.

“If there isn’t a area, now we have to decide. If he’s on the record it’s only as a result of we hope for a miracle — that’s it.”

The damage disaster pressured the membership to make a last-minute dip into the switch market to signal Davies from Championship facet Preston for an preliminary £500,000 ($680,000) and usher in Schalke’s Kabak on mortgage.

“In the mean time we’re with out our first 4 centre-back selections and solely certainly one of them will come again within the subsequent weeks and that’s Fabinho — and he’s a six (midfielder),” stated Klopp.

“Our downside is all the time if yet another factor occurs then we do not know what to do. It isn’t excellent, the January window isn’t my favorite window.

“We have now options right here and now now we have extra choices. For each gamers it’s a large likelihood and for us as properly.”

Klopp admits in regular circumstances he wouldn’t have gone to the Championship to usher in a participant in January however was impressed with what he noticed.

“I used to be a second division participant myself and all of us dreamt of taking part in within the first league,” he stated. “Ben did that as properly and now it’s a large alternative for either side.

“I’m a giant believer in alternatives and taking possibilities. Ben sees it the identical manner.”

On Kabak, who was on Liverpool’s radar final yr, Klopp added: “In the previous few weeks he has had a extremely robust time. Schalke had a whole lot of issues this season however that’s nothing to do with Ozan.

“He has a whole lot of high quality and he’s nonetheless a expertise. In a secure staff he can do a whole lot of issues actually good.”

Liverpool are third within the Premier League desk, 4 factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis after two consecutive wins ended a poor spell of outcomes.

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