Klopp's Miseries Continue, Another Injury Scare For Liverpool Amid Van Dijk’s Absence

Klopp's Miseries Continue, Another Injury Scare For Liverpool Amid Van Dijk’s Absence

One wrote on social media: 'Fabinho is the best defensive midfielder and one of the best centre-backs in the world.

The Reds made the trip to the Dutch capital without star defender Virgil van Dijk, whose season may be over after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament against Everton on Saturday.

These two teams both finished top of their respective leagues last season, though Ajax were not crowned Eredivisie champions as the competition was officially ended early without promotion, relegation or winners.

Van Dijk's absence leaves Liverpool short of options in central defence, and so Klopp will understandably be concerned about Matip. But just when the ball was about to cross the line, Fabinho got back in to clear the ball in acrobatic fashion.

'As a centre-half, you have got to run back, the play is never over, you see it out and it was a fantastic clearance'.

So there is no easy solution to the biggest nightmare Klopp and Liverpool have been dreading, with Liverpool's first big test after they were rocked by the Van Dijk injury coming tonight in Amsterdam.

Ajax will play host to Liverpool in the opening Champions League group fixture at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday.

Returning to action after knee surgery can take many months and Liverpool are refusing to specify how long Van Dijk will be out for until after his operation.

Liverpool have the firepower in the final third to trouble any team in Europe and the best answer to those who feel the champions are about to be knocked off their perch would be to go and batter Ajax tonight.

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