Liverpool defender Van Dijk looks good on return from knee injury, says coach Klopp

Liverpool: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has said center-back Virgil van Dijk has made good progress in training as the Netherlands international prepares to return from a serious knee injury.

Van Dijk, 30, has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on a knee injury he sustained during the Premier League game against Everton in October.

Van Dijk, Joe Gomez (knee), Joel Matip (ankle) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (thigh) all work on their fitness and took part in Liverpool’s pre-season training in Salzburg, Austria.

“The four look really good, I have to say,” Klopp told the club’s website.

“Virg and Joe will not have double sessions now for the first few days with the team… I don’t know exactly when we can do the next steps but it will happen in the next four weeks, for sure we will have a big step forward. Joel looks good, absolutely, he’s probably the closest to normal training… Trent was a pretty serious injury but now not serious I would say. He’s close but right now, probably the next five or six days, he has a special schedule. “

Liverpool, who finished third last season, begin their new league campaign at promoted Norwich City on August 14.

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