VIRGIL VAN DIJK has stepped up his restoration from damage – by coaching with Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf.
Van Dijk – sidelined since struggling a cruciate knee ligament injury after a late challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in October – has stored followers updated along with his rehab over the festive interval.
Clarence Seedorf joined Virgil van Dijk within the health club because the Liverpool ace steps up his damage comeback
The Dutchman was filmed figuring out within the weights room and going by means of ball drills earlier than Christmas.
Van Dijk was exhausting at it on a Wattbike on Tuesday to spice up his health ranges and work his knee.
And now the 29-year-old has roped in countryman Seedorf to assist him within the health club earlier than the brand new yr.
He wrote: “I joined the captain @virgilvandijk for some #coaching right this moment!
“Comfortable to see his willpower and exhausting work to be again on the pitch stronger than earlier than!
“In these kind of journeys, persistence and focus are key to succeed. Stick with it my brother!”
Liverpool are refusing to rule Van Dijk out for the rest of the season.
How Liverpool have fared with and with out Van Dijk since his debut in 2018 as much as his damage in opposition to Everton
However his absence is only one a part of a defensive damage disaster inflicting issues for Jurgen Klopp.
Joe Gomez is predicted to overlook the majority of the marketing campaign after present process surgical procedure on a tendon in his left knee in November.
Whereas Liverpool’s different senior defender, Joel Matip, was set to undergo a scan on a groin injury sustained in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.
Fabinho has been filling the hole on the again, with teen Rhys Williams changing Matip in opposition to the Baggies. Nat Phillips is one other in reserve.
Captain Jordan Henderson may additionally drop again alongside Fabinho as a short-term resolution.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged his former club to sign a defender within the January switch window to cowl for Matip.
Anfield bigwigs have reportedly put Ozan Kabak of Schalke and Ajax’s Perr Schuurs at the top of their January shortlist.