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Klopp delighted with Van Dijk’s recovery progress

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is delighted with the recovery progress of Virgil van Dijk from knee surgery.

Van Dijk suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage after a reckless challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park in October.

The Netherlands captain underwent surgery in London later that month and was back at Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre in December rehabbing the knee with some light sessions in the gym.

Van Dijk has spent much of his time in Dubai since, training at the NAS Sports Complex at Nad Al Sheba.

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“I don’t know what is possible and what is not, I don’t think I am the right person to judge it,” Klopp said.

“He looks really good and I spoke to him this morning and he is in a good mood, so it is all very promising.

“But I don’t know when he will be back. There are for sure a lot of stages to go over and to pass, that is clear.

“I had this injury myself but for the time we are in and how long he is out now, and how long the rehabilitation is going on, he looks really really promising. But that is all.”

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