It seems the injury Virgil Van Dijk picked up in the first half of Liverpool’s defeat to Brentford on Monday is more severe than initially thought. The centre-back was substituted at half time because of soreness in his hamstring. Jurgen Klopp played down the injury after the game but it would seem the German’s optimism was premature.
Dominic King for the Mail Online reports that upon further inspection by Liverpool’s medical team, the hamstring injury may keep Van Dijk out of action for up to four weeks. Van Dijk is due to have a scan to in order to figure out the exact nature of the issue with his hamstring.
This means Van Dijk will potentially miss Liverpool’s FA Cup tie with Wolves, Premier League clashes with Brighton, Chelsea and another league game with Wolves. Liverpool will hope that the Dutchman will be fit in time for two huge Premier League fixtures in February against Newcastle and Everton, as well as the Reds’ Champions League game with Real Madrid.