Jurgen Klopp reveals the extent of injury to Virgil van Dijk post-Brentford defeat

Virgil van Dijk injury

Liverpool faced a 3-1 defeat against Brentford on Monday evening. While LFC’s star man Virgil van Dijk was snubbed off at halftime due to a muscle injury.

The Reds clash against The Bees was nothing less than a drama. It was full of action tackles, fouls disallowed goals, and whatnot. Yesterday Klopp’s troop seemed a little off whereas Brentford were more than prepared for the game.

Harvey Elliot’s wrong decision-making gifted his opposition a goal that made LFC 2-0 down before halftime.

Klopp on Virgil van Dijk’s injury

On asking about the substitution The Merseyside giant’s manager Jurgen Klopp stated

“Virgil felt little bit in the muscle, but that is fine. I don’t’ think it’s an injury, he just felt the intensity.”

He further added. 

“I didn’t ’t want to take any risk”.

The Holland international is the wall of the Merseyside giant’s defense. His presence was felt missing when Ibrahima Konate was bullied by Bryan Mbeumoi which led to the third goal for The Bees.

Meanwhile, surprisingly the Red’s coach was silent about the substitution of the 19-year-old Harvey Elliott. The Englishman will not want to remember this game in his lifetime.

Post-Match stats

Brentford have never lost a PL game in which they have opened the scoring. On the other hand, Liverpool have lost each of their last 21 Premier League games in which they had been 2+ goals behind at half-time, since October 2008.

The English giants are currently sitting in the 6th position behind Spurs. The top 4 race is getting intensifying after each PL game. Liverpool needs to be back on their winning track as early as possible. They won their previous two matches against Aston Villa and Leicester City post-World Cup, but this loss shows LFC lacks momentum.

Liverpool have yet again failed to carry on the winning momentum and the Reds’ inconsistent performance continues to embark.

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