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Virgil van Dijk has dislocated finger pushed back in on sideline in gruesome scenes

Virgil van Dijk has dislocated finger pushed back in on sideline in gruesome scenes

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Virgil van Dijk had a dislocated finger pushed back into place on the touchline during the Netherlands’ World Cup qualifier against Norway in Oslo

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Virgil van Dijk suffered a dislocated finger whilst on international duty with the Netherlands.

The Liverpool centre-half had to have it pushed back into place on the sidelines as the Dutch took on Norway.

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Davy Klaassen cancelled out Erling Haaland’s opener as Van Dijk completed the 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw.

The Netherlands will play Montenegro and Turkey over the next seven days as they look to take control of Group G.

So far they have seven points from four games with their defeat coming against table toppers Turkey in March.

Van Dijk is expected to play in both games provided he’s fit.

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Van Dijk suffered a dislocated finger in Holland’s World Cup qualifier


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A lengthy injury kept the defender out for over nine months last season and those at Anfield are desperate for him to stay fit.

His absence was a major part in Liverpool’s below par showing last term but his presence has again made them title contenders.

Van Dijk, who has helped the Reds keep two clean sheets in their opening two Premier League games, has opened up on his recent journey back from injury.

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He told the Liverpool Echo: “Very good. I am proud, a lot of hard work so far has been put in to get where I am and obviously I’ve had a lot of help from my wife and my kids.






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The defender had his finger pushed back into place



“Obviously the thing is I have played and the first one was very emotional and very tough for many reasons.

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“You visualise the game so many times in your head before you actually play so as I said to the club I was not tired because of the game – I was tired because of everything around it.

“And it was sort of like a hurdle. I had to get over that I felt like then it will come again. So that is what happened in my point of view.

“I kept training well and felt confident in my knee. What is very important is that I kept my fitness up and we kept a clean sheet.”


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He also added: “It has been a tough road but I am just happy to be out there again. We will see what it brings.

“To have pre-season to be out there with the guys was fantastic and I enjoyed every bit of it. The journey me and Joe Gomez have had is that if you experience it, you understand what it is.

“It is not easy to be out. I am proud of myself and proud of the people who helped me like my wife and kids.”



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