Holland 3 – Germany 0
Holland enjoyed a fantastic evening on Saturday night as they beat Germany for the first time in 16 years.
The Dutch saw off their great European rivals 3-0 thanks to a header from Virgil van Dijk and further goals scorer by Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Liverpool fans worrying about the fitness of Mohamed Salah have been handed another concern, Virgil van Dijk has been sent back to Merseyside.
The Dutch FA announced on Sunday that VVD will not play for Holland in their friendly against Belgium on Tuesday evening.
Virgil van Dijk still suffering from a rib injury
The Dutch FA were quite specific about the injury Virgil van Dijk is recovering from:
“The Liverpool defender is still suffering from a rib injury that he sustained last month in his club’s league game against Southampton.”
Clearly an international friendly is a game Van Dijk can miss, but this suggests the Dutch defender is not quite in the clear yet.
Liverpool beat Southampton 3-0 at the end of September. Virgil van Dijk played 55 minutes of that game.
Since then, van Dijk has played all of Liverpool’s matches besides the Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea. As well as the full 90 minutes for Holland against Germany.
Liverpool have an easier time of things after the international break
After a hectic period before the October international break, Liverpool’s fixtures look a lot more comfortable starting this weekend.
Huddersfield, Crvena Zvezda and Cardiff precede the Arsenal away game at the start of November.
Liverpool also have an injury worry over Mohamed Salah, who has withdrawn ahead of a competitive match for Egypt in the African Nations.
Whilst Jordan Henderson has also returned to Liverpool as he is suspended for England’s game in Spain tomorrow night.