‘Fear not’ – Journalist downplays any worries Liverpool fans may have had over Reds injury

Posted by

Injuries have been a running theme throughout the season for Liverpool, and one Reds player incurred a problem during the futile win over Atalanta last week.

The Daily Mail’s Lewis Steele took to social media to reveal that Virgil van Dijk dislocated his finger at the Gewiss Stadium four days ago and played through the pain barrier that night and against Fulham yesterday.

Thankfully, the journalist moved quickly to allay any fears that LFC fans may have had over the injury preventing our captain from featuring in the Premier League title run-in.

FOLLOW Empire of the Kop on Instagram (@empireofthekop) HERE

The reporter posted on X this lunchtime: “Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has played through the last two games with an injury. But fear not, it’s only a dislocated finger. Suffered in first minute at Atalanta and apparently his finger was ‘pointing in wrong direction’. Could impact gym work but little else.”

READ MORE: £50k-p/w powerhouse could be ruled out of upcoming clash v Liverpool due to FA ruling

READ MORE: ‘Really pleased’ – Ex-Everton ace noticed what Liverpool players did in the 53rd minute v Fulham

If Van Dijk was in any pain after dislocating his finger, it didn’t show during his performances against Atalanta and Fulham.

He won two duels and helped Liverpool to an ultimately irrelevant clean sheet in Italy last Thursday, and then made four clearances during the win at Craven Cottage three days later (Sofascore).

It’s a relief to know that he’ll be fine to feature in the derby away to Everton in midweek, a fixture in which he suffered the most serious injury of his career when he was taken out by a reckless assault from Jordan Pickford in October 2020.

It’s only over the last couple of weeks that Jurgen Klopp has once more enjoyed a nearly full squad from which to choose, following horrendous luck on that front during February in particular, and the last thing we need now is for any player to be ruled out of some (or all) of the five remaining matches in the title run-in.

It’ll clearly take more than ‘just’ a dislocated finger to stop Van Dijk from playing a captain’s part in trying to help Liverpool over the line to potential Premier League glory.

🚨 EOTK Insider with Neil Jones: Niko Kovac rumours, what if Amorim stays at Sporting? Summer contract calls, Crystal Palace review and much more!

More Stories Lewis Steele Liverpool Virgil van Dijk