Will Holland go to the EM without van Dijk?
The European championship in summer seems to take place without the best defender in the world.
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk (29) tore a cruciate ligament in the derby at Everton in mid-October last year and has been out since then.
Three months before the start of the tournament (June 11th), coach Jürgen Klopp no longer expects the Holland star to participate in the European Championship. “I’m not the one who decides that, but based on the information I have at the moment, it is unlikely that he will be at the EM,” said Klopp.
Van Dijk is now doing running training again, but Klopp is hoping “that Virgil will join the team again in preparation for the new season”.
Van Dijk’s failure would significantly reduce the Oranje team’s chances. Bondscoach Frank de Boer’s team will face Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia in the preliminary round in Amsterdam.