Klopp says Van Dijk’s knee "doesn’t look like it should" in injury update

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk's knee "doesn't look how a knee should" in an injury update this Monday.

But the German has stressed that things are OK, all things considered, and that he is in regular contact with the Holland international.

Van Dijk ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside derby back in October when he was clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The Dutchman has had surgery on his knee, which Liverpool confirmed was a success, but there is still no time frame on when Van Dijk may be back in action.

Klopp was asked about the 2019 Ballon d'Or runner-up in his Monday press conference and provided a rather concerning response.

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"Of course we are in contact," said Klopp.

"Considering the circumstances he is doing well but the knee doesn't look good.

"It doesn't look how a knee should but looks okay considering the surgery he had."

Klopp is also without Trent Alexander-Arnold, but provided a more positive update on the right-back.

"Trent looks quite good," Klopp added. "Nobody gave me the green light for tonight.

"I saw him on the pitch doing his rehab stuff so that already looks good but I cannot decide when it will be finished. From what I saw today, it won't be much longer."

On Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri he added: "They are all getting closer, but not close enough for tomorrow. With Naby we have to check, but the other two [Shaqiri and Alexander-Arnold], they will not be ready."

Finally, on Thiago Alcantara, Klopp said: "When he got injured against Everton, there was another bad injury. It wasn't broken but it was still a massive impact on the knee.

"He trains from time to time but not in the moment. I can't say exactly when he will be fine but will take a few weeks."

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