Liverpool assign physio to work with Virgil van Dijk to speed up his rehab

Liverpool are pulling out all the stops to help Virgil van Dijk recover from his ACL injury.

The centre-back is currently in Dubai training at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex as he continues his rehabilitation.

Van Dijk is expected to miss the majority of the rest of the Premier League season, having not played since mid-October.

Liverpool are eager to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible, with Joe Gomez also out for the foreseeable future with a knee injury.

And to aid his recovery, the club has sent out a physio to help him recover in the hopes that he’ll be back in action this season.

Liverpool have been coy over Van Dijk’s recovery, and have refused to put an estimated date on his return to action.

The defender himself took to social media to provide an update on his rehab as he posted a video of himself on an exercise bike in the gym.

He then posted another tweet on New Year’s eve with a video taken from last season, captioning the post: “Looking forward to seeing all of you reds in 2021…”

Speaking after Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle, Jurgen Klopp provided a rare update on Van Dijk.

He insisted it’ll still be a long road back for the centre-back, but confirmed that things are looking good for the Dutchman at the moment.

When asked about Van Dijk’s recovery, he replied: "Good but still a long way to go. He's making good progress but the facts are it will still take a lot of time."

Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf was in the gym with Van Dijk this week, and posted an image of himself alongside the Liverpool defender with a positive update on his condition.

“I joined the captain Virgil van Dijk for some training today!” he said.

“Happy to see his determination and hard work to be back on the pitch stronger than before!

“In these type of journeys, patience and focus are key to succeed. Keep it up my brother!”

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