Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will not take part when the Netherlands face Estonia on Tuesday night. The Dutch FA have revealed that the country’s captain has withdrawn for personal reasons.
Whether that means he will be unavailable for this weekend’s game against Crystal Palace, we shall have to wait and see, but many supporters on Twitter are hoping the centre-back is simply being rested:
Hope everything is alright
— scousenatalie 😘 (@natalie_2917) November 17, 2019
He's not injured
— Andrew Quinn- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🎄 (@AndrewQ68003418) November 17, 2019
Think Klopp is systematically resting his players…
— james leon (@jamesleon6) November 17, 2019
Hope Virgil is doing fine
— Pratyush (@BeardedAlisson) November 17, 2019
Hope all is well with that beautiful specimen.
— Lerreno (@Lerreno) November 17, 2019
Just seen this. Hopefully it’s nothing major but doesn’t sound good
— Connor Whelan (@connor_whelan98) November 17, 2019
— adam✋☝️ (@adam_d_booth) November 17, 2019
Just hope that's code word for "resting himself for the busy few weeks coming up"
— Andy Moff (@andymoff86) November 17, 2019
Good news for us
— Bambam 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@DirectorOfSale3) November 17, 2019
Liverpool pulling all of the players off international duty to keep them injury free, doubt very much Gomez and Henderson have injury’s either they’re just being protected!
— Andy Williams (@andytrfcwillo) November 17, 2019
Considering Joel Matip is a major doubt for the trip to Selhurst Park with a knee injury, the Reds will be hoping that van Dijk is ready to play next weekend.
The Dutchman has not missed a single minute in the Premier League or the Champions League this season, with manager Jurgen Klopp choosing only to rest him in the Carabao Cup.
Van Dijk has been part of a defence that has conceded just ten goals in 12 league games this campaign, and every supporter will be keeping their finger’s crossed that he’ll be named in the eleven to face the Eagles on Saturday.