Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Reports suggest Van Dijk could miss seven months with ACL injury

Reports suggest Van Dijk could miss seven months with ACL injury

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men went into their match at St James's Park desperate to restore pride after a 6-1 hammering by Spurs before the worldwide break but were immediately in trouble when Luke Shaw turned the ball into his own net. "Since then I had around ten interviews and everybody tells me it was not offside and that doesn't lift my mood obviously", added the German.

Man United, who came back from a goal down to beat Newcastle 4-1 in their own game moved to 14th on the table with six points but have played just four rounds of matches.

Liverpool fans were furious that a seemingly late Jordan Henderson victor was disqualified at Goodison Park when Jurgen Klopp's side drew 2-2.

Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead in the third minute but they were furious soon afterwards when a wild challenge by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk, committed after an offside decision, saw the defender having to go off injured with VAR failing to review the tackle.

Liverpool were also said to have lost Thiago Alcantara to injury despite playing the entirety of the fixture at the Goodison Park earlier this weekend.

Klopp was mystified that Henderson's potential victor in added time against 10-man Everton was ruled out for a barely perceptible offside decision against Sadio Mane.

"When I left the pitch, Thiago told me in the red card situation with Richarlison that he thinks he got injured", Klopp said on the Spain global.

The impact of losing Van Dijk was felt immediately by Jurgen Klopp's side with questions of the defence over both Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goals on Saturday.

Pickford lunged in on the defender and didn't win the ball but it wasn't a penalty as Van Dijk had been offside from the initial ball.

Richarlison was shown a straight red card for a unsafe tackle on Thiago in the 90th minute before the VAR drama in the final seconds.

Virgil Van Dijk will undergo knee surgery after sustaining damage to his anterior cruciate ligament during Saturday's Merseyside derby that finished 2-2.

But a goal from Danny Ings shortly before half-time and a second-half strike from Che Adams wiped out their lead.

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