World News – GB – Footage shows exact moment Virgil Van Dijk injured James Rodriguez in Merseyside derby


Liverpool defender Van Dijk suffered a knee injury in the 11th minute after being challenged by Jordan Pickford, but the Dutchman left his mark on the game

Rodriguez has been in great shape since joining Everton and Ancelotti has admitted he will not play any role against Southampton this weekend – thanks to van Dijk

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« He had a poorly timed tackle with Virgil van Dijk at the start of the game and I think he will not be available for the game against Southampton »

Ancelotti also defended Pickford for his challenge on van Dijk, admitting the England international was ‘very sad’ about the situation

« To be clear, we are very sorry for the injury of Virgil van Dijk, » added the Italian

« There was this contact with Jordan Pickford: it was wrong contact But the fact that the Premier League is so fast, it is not that difficult to arrive a little later

« Jordan arrived a bit later but his intention was to try and reach for the ball It wasn’t to hurt Virgil van Dijk

Reds midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum has commented on the challenge ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Ajax and he admitted the team were ‘devastated’ by van Dijk’s injury

“It was different from normal”, said Wijnaldum via The Mirror “The way it turned out was very difficult for us, and everyone still has a very bad feeling

« None of the players slept It’s hard to take and it was hard for the team

« Virgil is a very important player in our team – he has shown it since his He’s a leader It’s up to us to show that we can still perform well without Virgil We have to »

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Carlo Ancelotti, James Rodriguez, Premier League, Jordan Pickford, Everton, Virgil Van Dijk

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and already has experience with Manchester United He spoke to some of the biggest names in sport including Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch, WWE Triple H COO and current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre May or may not make a good impression of Jamie Carragher

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World news – UK – Footage shows exact moment Virgil Van Dijk injured James Rodriguez in Merseyside derby



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