Liverpool FC: Virgil Van Dijk’s return happens at favorable time

Liverpool FC, Virgil Van Dijk (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)
Liverpool FC, Virgil Van Dijk (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images) /
Liverpool FC, Virgil Van Dijk
Liverpool FC, Virgil Van Dijk (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images) /

Liverpool has sorely missed their best defender in recent contests.

Liverpool FC center-back Virgil van Dijk is ready to return to action after succumbing to the COVID-19 infection, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Since van Dijk’s last appearance on December 11th, the Reds’ backline has struggled to say the least. In the team’s three contests without their star Dutchman, they have conceded at least one goal in each match. The team undoubtedly felt Virgil’s absence in their EPL draw to Tottenham Hotspur. However, he is back, and he is also returning with some fellow teammates.

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While VVD’s absence has been felt, Liverpool needs the other returnees just as much.

While VVD’s return spearheads today’s news, the fact of the matter is that Liverpool needs as many players as they can in this stretch where both COVID-19, injuries, and suspensions are beleaguering Liverpool FC, according to manager Jürgen Klopp.

Moreover, combined with the club’s most recent news on the AFCON tournament – the club, as of now, will have a full complement of players for upcoming tough matchups, which start tomorrow against Leicester City.

Liverpool will face a Leicester squad who isn’t as welcoming towards their schedule challenges.

While every team worldwide is facing numerous scheduling challenges in 2021, Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers feels that the English Premier League’s scheduling of Manchester City on Sunday and the Reds’ on Tuesday is impartial. He may have a partially valid point, but every EPL team has at least one quick turnaround game throughout the year, even before COVID-19. His side most recently gave Liverpool a wild contest in the FA Carabao Cup, but he knows that LFC is a side that is one of the best in the world.

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