Liverpool boost: Van Djik begins new rehab phase

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The 29-year-old has been out of action since the middle of last month, when he was on the receiving end of a awful challenge by Jordan Pickford.

Jurgen Klopp has aimed a fresh dig at Jordan Pickford following his shocking tackle on Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutch colossus is in the first phase of his recovery after successful ACL surgery last month following his injury in the Merseyside derby draw.

The club subsequently mulled the possibility of signing alternative options in defense, with names like Kalidou Koulibaly, David Alaba, and Ben Godfrey linked with the Premier League champions. But you've just got one or two players in any team, I don't care who you are, that you look to and carry you to certain situations.

Van Dijk is in the initial stages of his rehabilitation and he is still months from returning to normal training.

Allowing five changes per game is seen to favour bigger clubs with deeper benches and as such, a motion in September did not get the required 14 votes from clubs and the English top-flight went back to three permitted subs per game.

However, the new ligament takes several weeks to heal and it is around four to six months before an elite athlete can regain the full functionality of the knee - strength, agility and the positioning of the knee under intense pressure. So you never know.

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Trent-Alexander Arnold and Mohamed Salah are definitely out, while Klopp must run the rule over Andy Robertson, Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara after they returned to training after recent injuries.

Salah is out of Sunday's game after a second positive test for coronavirus while with the Egypt national team this week.

The Ballon d'Or victor explained: "I have no doubts if these players were fit, then Liverpool are the best team in the land".

The former Arsenal man grabbed an assist in Liverpool's final Premier League game of the 2019/20 season in a 3-1 win over Newcastle on July 26th.

"This has now thrown it up in the air a little bit".

After eight games of the Premier League campaign, the 27-year-old looks to be nearing a return to action after being spotted polishing his technique in training.

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