Netherlands national football team defender Virgil van Dijk returned to play after a nine-month absence due to a serious knee injury, when he participated in the preparatory match for his Liverpool team against Hertha Berlin 3-4 the day before yesterday, in Austria.
Van Dijk entered in the 69th minute in the place of Mathaniel Phillips, who in turn replaced Joel Matip in the 47th minute. The Dutch giant said in a tweet on (Twitter) after the match: “It is difficult to express how I feel, but it is important for me to say that I am happy because I have the support of so many wonderful people.”
Van Dijk, who was chosen as the best player in Europe in the 2018-2019 season, underwent surgery on his knee last October due to an injury to the ligaments in his right knee, which he sustained after a strong intervention from the neighboring Everton international goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the Premier League derby (2-2). ). Van Dijk has been absent since then, and he did not even participate with his country in the last European finals.
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