Jurgen Klopp provides concerning Virgil van Dijk update following Liverpool’s derby stalemate

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp did not appear at all in good spirits when discussing the injury picked up by Virgil van Dijk during his side’s meeting with Everton earlier today.

All square at Goodison

The Premier League campaign got back underway a short time ago, with a high-profile derby clash.

Table-toppers Everton welcomed champions Liverpool to Goodison Park, for one of the most highly-anticipated Mersey matchups in recent memory.

And, when the 90 minutes were said and done, the two sides certainly didn’t disappoint.

A thrilling affair, packed with action and drama in equal measure, eventually saw Everton and Liverpool forced to settle for a point apiece.

It was the visitors who opened the afternoon’s scoring, with just 3 minutes on the clock. After Andy Robertson was picked out on the left flank, the Scottish international pulled a perfect ball back for the arriving Sadio Mane to lash home into the roof of the net.

Everton, though, were back on level terms 15 minutes later, when Michael Keane rose highest to nod James Rodriguez’s corner beyond the despairing Adrian.

Liverpool went on to reclaim the advantage 20 minutes from time, when Mohamed Salah did brilliantly to adjust his feet and fire a low effort into the bottom left of the hosts’ net:

But, just when it looked as though all 3 points may be heading back to the red side of Mersey, the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin secured a share of the spoils for the hosts.

A typically pinpoint Lucas Digne delivery from the left saw DCL brush Andy Robertson aside, before directing a towering header into the Liverpool net.

Highlights: Everton 2-2 Liverpool

VVD concern

Based on the comeback nature of their point, and the fact that Liverpool had what at the time looked a perfectly good injury-time winner chalked off by VAR, it is no doubt Everton who will be the happier of the two sides following proceedings at Goodison this afternoon.

For Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, on the other hand, they have been left to wonder what might have been, and remain 3 points off the early-season pace set by their city rivals atop the Premier League table.

Perhaps even more concerning from a Liverpool perspective than the actual result, however, will be the worrying blow the club were dealt on the injury front.

With just 6 minutes on the clock, Virgil van Dijk was forced off, with what appeared to be a knee injury.

This came after the Dutch stalwart was challenged in frankly horrendous fashion by Jordan Pickford, who somehow managed to escape from the incident without as much as a booking:

As such, speaking on the back of his side’s derby stalemate, Jurgen Klopp was inevitably drawn on van Dijk’s wellbeing.

The Liverpool boss, though, confirmed that, as things stand, things do not look good for the 29-year-old:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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