Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk could miss the rest of January with a hamstring injury and there is a possibility that he could be out for even longer, according to reports.
The Dutchman was subbed at half-time during the 3-1 defeat to Brentford on Monday and while manager Jurgen Klopp initially played down the seriousness of the problem, it seems the centre-back is now set for a lengthy layoff.
Van Dijk’s injury has not gone down with supporters on Twitter, with many lamenting the bad luck that the Reds have had this season:
Another nightmare is coming 🥺
— Calm Down (@Go_Calmdown) January 4, 2023
Every thing is just against us this year looks bad from the start
— MASTER (@X9917157640) January 4, 2023
— 💫 Wizzy 💫 (@DarwizzySZN) January 4, 2023
This season is just getting worse and worse and worse
— Mar (@MarLiv2020) January 4, 2023
Is it to early to drink anything stronger than coffee
— Garth Wilson (@dentistchair666) January 4, 2023
Which season was worse, 20/21 or 22/23?
— Isaac After 🇲🇽 (@IsaaacAF) January 4, 2023
— HopingForSomeGoodFortune (@vaderneverwins) January 4, 2023
It’s now very likely that van Dijk will miss the fixtures versus Wolves, Brighton and Chelsea, but some have claimed that he may be in danger of being sidelined for most of February as well.
That means the 31-year-old could be out of contention for six to seven matches, and his participation in the Champions League knockout round first leg against Real Madrid may also be in jeopardy. Things are not looking good for the Reds at the moment.