The signing of the summer is Van Dijk

After last season's injury square, where the defensive line suffered what is not written, Liverpool can smile again.

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There is light at the end of the tunnel. Jürgen Klopp once again have centrals available. After last season's injury square, where the defensive line suffered what is not written, Liverpool can smile again: Virgil Van Dijk is back. The Dutch center-back played the first 23 minutes after his injury on October 17, when Jordan Pickford overwhelmed him in the middle of the Liverpool derby and completely ended his season ... and almost that of the 'reds'. The absence of Van Dijk, who also missed the European Championship, was only the first loss of many suffered by the Anfield team. Months later, Joe Gomez was also injured. And Fabinho. And Henderson. And Matip.

Klopp was forced to sign two centrals in the winter market -Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies, for the first the purchase option was not executed and the second did not make his debut- and gave transcendental minutes to footballers with whom he barely had , like Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams. Others like Fabinho or Henderson had to multiply functions, since they were used as central during a good part of the course. At the end of the season, not without suffering and on the last day, Liverpool managed to certify their qualification for the Champions League as the injured gradually returned.

This summer, Liverpool seized the services of RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konaté for almost 40 million. Along with Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip, as well as the support of Phillips or Williams, the center of the rear is assured. There are two weeks until the 'reds' make their debut in this Premier League: on August 14 they host Norwich City at Anfield. Although it was only 23 minutes of a preseason match against Hertha Berlin, Van Dijk is already back. So has Joe Gomez. Liverpool is a bit more Liverpool.

This is how Van Dijk spoke on social media: "285 days ago I started a journey to play football again. It is difficult to express how I feel now, but it is important to say how lucky I have felt to have been so supported by incredible people. The operation, the physios, the operations and the coaching staff that has been with me since day one. My colleagues, for giving me that energy and keeping my head high. The fans, for their love and support. And, above all, My family. Without them it would be nothing. The work is not over now, it has just begun. We continue! ".



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