It is still unclear exactly how long Virgil van Dijk will have to recover from his serious knee injury.

Liverpool does not want to put pressure behind the rehabilitation of the Orange captain.

Van Dijk dropped out on Saturday after a charge from Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.

It is now clear that he is undergoing surgery for damage to his knee ligaments and will have to recover for months, but there is still a question mark behind next year's European Championship.

"In any case, it is clear that he will be out for some time. We do not want to put an exact recovery time to it," Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said on the website of the English top club on Monday.

"It differs a lot from person to person and every player is different, so we don't want to put any pressure on it. We really sympathize with him and I am sure he will recover."

29-year-old Van Dijk has been undisputedly at the heart of the Liverpool defense since signing with the club in late 2017.

He developed into a captain in the Dutch national team.

The European Championship, which was postponed by a year due to the corona pandemic, starts next year on June 11.

Orange will meet Ukraine and Austria in the group phase and Georgia or North Macedonia will be added to that.

Virgil van Dijk's bad luck moment in the picture: the defender is torpedoed by keeper Jordan Pickford.

(Photo: Pro Shots)

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