Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has undergone a successful knee injury surgery in London earlier today.
The Dutchman sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage against Everton earlier this month and he is set to be sidelined for the remainder of this season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the surgery was successful and it is the best news they could have expected.
The 29-year-old will now begin his rehab and he should be back in time for the next season.
Virgil van Dijk’s absence will come as a major blow to Liverpool and it will be interesting to see how the Reds cope with his absence for the rest of the season.
Currently Liverpool are going through an injury crisis and they have just one fit centre back at the club right now.
Along with van Dijk, Matip and Fabinho are ruled out with injuries as well.
Liverpool take on West Ham United this weekend and it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp decides to field Rhys Williams against the Hammers.
The youngster is clearly not ready for regular games at this level right now and Liverpool might struggle with him in the side.
Liverpool fans will be hoping that his immediate introduction two Premier League football does not affect his development or confidence as a player.
The likes of Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson can play at the back as well as makeshift defenders.
Midfielders Thiago and Keita are expected to return to action soon but the West ham game might have come too early for them.
The two central midfielders should be back in action for the next Liverpool game.