Van Dijk

Liverpool's Van Dijk happy to be held to 'very high standard'

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 - 11:49 GMT

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk said the standard of his performances last season slipped below his usual high standards but the centre back thinks he is back to his best this campaign and is "important" to the team's success.

Liverpool are in a transitional phase, says Van Dijk

Thu, 07 Sep 2023 - 02:56 GMT

Once a fan favourite who could not put a foot wrong, the 32-year-old was criticised for his performances last term but told reporters he felt he had got the new campaign off to a promising start, despite being sent off at Newcastle United last month.

Van Dijk, Salah steer Liverpool to 2-0 win over Wolves

Thu, 02 Mar 2023 - 06:01 GMT

Liverpool climbed into sixth spot in the table on 39 points, ahead of Fulham on goal difference and with a game in hand, but the home side were forced to work hard on a rainy night at Anfield.

World Cup poorer without Mane says ex-Liverpool teammate Van Dijk

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 01:32 GMT

Senegal’s talisman Mane was ruled out of the tournament in Qatar late on Thursday after his team’s doctors re-examined a latest batch of scans of his knee injury, suffered playing in the Bundesliga for new club Bayern Munich earlier this month, and said his recovery could take several months.

Liverpool's Van Dijk admits to poor form at start of season

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 11:53 GMT

Virgil van Dijk has admitted he made a poor start to the season for his club Liverpool and said he feels a heavy burden of responsibility as captain of both club and his country, the Netherlands.

Klopp says Van Dijk fit, Keita fine after return to club

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 12:32 GMT

Knee surgery kept Van Dijk sidelined for most of last season and this year's European Championship.

Boost for Liverpool as talisman van Dijk signs new contract

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 12:55 GMT

The 30-year-old Dutch international central defender's new deal is reported to tie him to the club till 2025.

Liverpool's Klopp says Van Dijk cannot be rushed back from injury

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 11:37 GMT

Van Dijk had surgery on a knee injury and Klopp had previously said he thought the European tournament would likely come too early for the centre back.

Liverpool unlikely to sign centre back in January, says Klopp

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 12:30 GMT

Liverpool are unlikely to sign a central defender in January as cover amid an injury crisis at the Premier League club.

Klopp hopes Liverpool youngsters step up amid injury crisis

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 11:44 GMT

Klopp has said he hopes the club’s young centre backs can step up in the absence of injured regulars as the Premier League champions cope with an injury crisis.

Fabinho joins Van Dijk on Liverpool's defensive injury list

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 01:06 GMT

Fabinho has been filling in for Van Dijk in the centre of defence since the Dutchman suffered a serious knee injury.

Liverpool can deal with Van Dijk absence, Henderson says

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 - 11:09 GMT

Liverpool have the quality in their squad to deal with the absence through injury of influential centre back Virgil van Dijk, said skipper Jordan Henderson.

Pickford criticism for Van Dijk injury is over the top, says Ancelotti

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 03:18 GMT

Ancelotti said Pickford’s challenge on Virgil van Dijk was mistimed rather than malicious and that reaction to the incident was over the top.

Klopp says Van Dijk will bounce back from injury layoff

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 06:10 GMT

Klopp is confident defender Virgil van Dijk will come back stronger as the Dutchman undergoes knee surgery and faces a battle to play again this season.

Liverpool must sign defender to replace injured Van Dijk: Carragher

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 01:21 GMT

The champions must look to sign a replacement in the January transfer window, former defender Jamie Carragher said.

Van Dijk fears Liverpool will win title in empty stadium

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 - 07:24 GMT

Virgil Van Dijk fears Liverpool will be forced to celebrate their first English title for 30 years in an empty stadium as a result of coronavirus chaos.

Van Dijk praises Salah

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 - 06:52 GMT

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has praised his Egyptian teammate Mohamed Salah, the team's top scorer.

Liverpool stay on the top, increase gap to 11 points ahead of Manchester City

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 - 09:31 GMT

Liverpool moved top of the Premier League standings after beating Brighton and increased the gap to 11 points from second-placed Manchester City and Leicester City.

A great night for Liverpool fans in Monaco

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 05:27 GMT

Liverpool fans celebrated with their defender, Virgil Van Dijk, who won the Men’s player of the year award

Liverpool deserve to win Champions League, says Koeman

Tue, 28 May 2019 - 09:20 GMT

Koeman hopes Liverpool pair Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum emerge as Champions League winners on Saturday.