Liverpool protector Virgil van Dijk has actually confessed that he “might have shed a tear” when Jurgen Klopp hugged him as he returned from his major injury.
Van Dijk signed up with Liverpool in 2018 from their Premier League measures up to Southampton for a cost in the area of ₤75 m.
For the Reds, he has actually developed himself as one of the very best protectors in world football.
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He won the PFA Players’ Gamer of the Year award in 2018/19 and recently he has actually assisted Liverpool win the Champions League and Premier League.
Last October, Van Dijk suffered a severe ACL injury from a difficulty with Everton’s Jordan Pickford.
The Dutchman was out for 9 months prior to he made his return in July ahead of the 2021/22 project.
Van Dijk has actually spoken on his resurgence in an interview with Liverpool’s main site He stated that it was a “relief” to return after working so tough:
” I keep in mind the minute when we were all set to come on and the supervisor came near me and provided me a hug.
” I might’ve shed a tear there, that was how psychological I was. It was the relief thing, you work so tough for this minute.
” It was a big day for me, my household and individuals who deal with me.”
Liverpool protector Sepp van den Berg has actually exposed that Van Dijk provided him suggestions about his future:
” They (Liverpool) were pleased then (last summertime). And ideally, a lot more after this year.
” Really, the strategy was to take part in the preparation with the first string of Liverpool this season, however I believed it was best to be leased for another year.
” I rapidly discovered what huge actions you can take in 6 months of Champion. I believed: if I play there for another year, I actually have a possibility at Liverpool.
” He (Van Dijk) asked me how I believed it addressed Preston and informed me that he believed it was an excellent option due to the fact that making minutes is so essential.
” Who understands, I might be beside him next season. You must constantly keep dreaming.”