It’s 285 days since totemic Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk suffered a horror cruciate ligament injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton, and 260 days since Joe Gomez suffered a knee problem whilst away with England. Finally, the two of them are back out onto the pitch.
Liverpool’s title defence dramatically fell away in the absence of their first-choice central defensive partnership last season and they went on to endure a disappointing trophyless campaign before rallying to secure a top-four finish and with it, Champions League football.
There’s hope that the return of the two key defenders could result in Jurgen Klopp’s Reds challenging for major silverware again next term, and their return is well-timed – it’s just over a fortnight until the new Premier League season.
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