Liverpool’s Van Dijk, Gomez return to action after lengthy injury layoff

Written by on July 30, 2021

Premier League side, Liverpool have gotten a boost in their defence ahead of the coming season as defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have returned to action.

30-year-old Van Dijk has been out for nine months after surgery on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage suffered against Everton in the Premier League last October.

Gomez, 24, has missed eight months after suffering a knee injury in training with the English national team in November.

Both players appeared as second half substitutes in Liverpool’s 4-3 pre-season friendly loss against Hertha Berlin in Austria Thursday night.

Van Dijk tweeted after the game: “285 days ago, I started on a journey back towards playing.


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