Liverpool have been strengthened as Virgil van Dijk begins light rehabilitation work after a knee injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season
- Virgil van Dijk had looked like he was missing out on the rest of the season for Liverpool
- But the defender is already resuming the slight rehab for the Reds
- He is fighting back after a knee injury against Everton in October
- It remains unclear when the Dutch defender can return
Virgil van Dijk started rehabilitation for easy recovery when he begins his journey to recovery.
The center-back broke his anterior cruciate ligament in the Merseyside derby last month following his now infamous collision with Jordan Pickford.
Following surgery, Van Dijk confirmed on October 18 that he had completed his rehabilitation plan with a knee specialist and the Dutch international has now started low-impact recovery before his return to prepare his body for the next phase of rehab.
Virgil van Dijk has started some light recovery work after a serious knee injury
Defender Van Dijk suffered an end-of-season injury against Everton in October
His knee injury came after Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford retired during the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in October
The news will encourage the Premier League champions who are in the midst of a defensive injury crisis.
Joe Gomez will already miss the rest of the campaign with a broken patellar tendon that suffered on duty in England last week.
This means that Joel Matip remains the club’s only recognized central defender. Fabinho played as provisional center-back after Van Dijk’s injury, although he too missed games due to injury.
Liverpool’s defensive headache has since worsened with the loss of Joe Gomez
Although Van Dijk doesn’t have a first-choice center-back, the signs of an early recovery are good news for the Liverpool manager