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  • David Tyrer

Klopp on VVD: No sense in giving a timescale for return

The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken today, in his pre-match conference about Virgil Van Dijk's long-term injury.

The Dutch defender is out for the foreseeable future, and then some, and speculation has been rife from all sources about how long he'll be out.

The boss had this to say: "I can understand people are interested in that.

"Virgil was here, he’s OK. But about when the surgery will happen and stuff like this, I don’t think it makes sense that we give pretty much a time schedule every day.

"But it will be fine and will happen in an appropriate time. So, that’s it pretty much – he is as good as possible."

When press on a potential timeframe for his return, Klopp refused to be drawn any further. He added: "We don’t even want to know it, to be honest. It will take time, that’s clear.

"In the end, it’s really like this: all people are different and so we should not limit that by saying ‘for him it was that long, for him it was that long’.

"I think it makes sense from a specific moment in the recovery, in the rehab time, that it becomes individual because then everybody copes differently with it and each body. That’s why [there is] no need for [a timeframe]."

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