Liverpool receive double injury boost after discovering Virgil van Dijk requires surgery

Liverpool have received welcome boost on the fitness of Alisson and Thiago Alcantara after losing Virgil van Dijk for the majority of the season. The Dutchman could now miss the entire 2019/20 campaign after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament but it’s not all bad news for Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds boss revealed yesterday that Thiago told him his knee did not fell good following a nasty challenge from Richarlison.

Michael Oliver did not hesitate to give the Brazilian his marching orders following a perfect view on the tackle.

Liverpool sent Thiago with Van Dijk for scans on his knee but he now looks to be in the clear.

According to The Athletic, the midfielder avoided serious injury from the incident.

Liverpool could now call on Fabinho at centre-back, following some impressive cameos in defence.

Joel Matip and Joe Gomez will have to show their leadership at the back in the absence of Van Dijk.

Klopp was left furious and bemused at two high-profile decisions in yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.

The challenge from Jordan Pickford on Van Dijk went unpunished, after the Liverpool defender was flagged offside.

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