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Dutch star Virgil van Dijk to make Liverpool return this week

Dutch star Virgil van Dijk to make Liverpool return this week.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Virgil van Dijk is line to make his return from long-term injury in Thursday’s friendly with Hertha Berlin.

The 30-year-old hasn’t played for the Reds since October of last year, after undergoing surgery on the ACL injury he sustained during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Everton.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk (centre) is in line to make his return for the Reds on Thursday

Ahead of the friendly with the Bundesliga side Klopp revealed that Van Dijk is set to play in the match at Tivoli stadion.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp also revealed that Joe Gomez is also closing in on a return from injury

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‘I hope, I am not sure, that there is the opportunity that Virgil could play a few minutes.’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.

‘He looks really good in training and maybe we can bring [him in], but I need to have some final conversations. He looks ready and we will see.’

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