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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      HScRed1
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #1250: Oct 17, 2020 11:53:16 pm
      First let me state that Prickford's tackle was rude and dumb (but so was what Mané did early against Arsenal, it happens). But VVD is at fault here mainly. If you play soccer you learn pretty soon to not put your legs down on the pitch when someone tackles precisely because what happened to VVD. Normally Pickford just tackles VVD and in the moment of the tackle VVD loosens his legs from the ground a bit, so he gets smashed but nothing serious happens. Trust me: anybody with some serious skills and training knows it. No idea why VVD stood like a statue there..., probably just an instance of sh*t happens.

      VVD could walk, so that's a sign it isn't a real blow because in the season-ending cases of ACL the guys are on stretchers. I'd think 3-6 months. Could be back for CL KO stages. I hope Thiago is alright, no bad rumours about him and I hope that's a good sign.

      The f**k you drunk?

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      Reply #1251: Oct 17, 2020 11:56:11 pm

      Not sure but could do with a drop as clearly has hallucigenic qualities
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      Reply #1252: Oct 18, 2020 12:22:55 am
      If it’s truly ACL you’re not just looking at a long road back to recovery but also given his age would probably also mean we have seen the best days of him.
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      Reply #1253: Oct 18, 2020 12:27:11 am
      If it’s truly ACL you’re not just looking at a long road back to recovery but also given his age would probably also mean we have seen the best days of him.

      That's the spirit
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      Reply #1254: Oct 18, 2020 12:33:58 am
      Fingers crossed its not his cruciate.
      Either way though he'll be out for a while.
      Could do with Alisson making a miraculous recovery.
      Not good to be without both of them.
      All the best Virg, get well soon!
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      Reply #1255: Oct 18, 2020 05:42:34 am
      If it’s truly ACL you’re not just looking at a long road back to recovery but also given his age would probably also mean we have seen the best days of him.

      Are you the same guy, who said "Brittle Becker" ,and defended Karius? And now this? Wow
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      Reply #1256: Oct 18, 2020 06:39:46 am
      F**k the league corrupt dogs
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      Reply #1257: Oct 18, 2020 08:10:02 am
      I understand Pickford’s decision to rush out, but he has to keep his legs lower; they were far too high. The referee/the VAR official choked. If we lose our best defender due to a terrible challenge, they should lose their goalkeeper and should go down a man. The more I see it the worse it is. Pickford should be given a retrospective 3 game ban, but it’s not going to keep me up at night if he doesn’t get a ban. I’m just very worried about VVD.
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      Reply #1258: Oct 18, 2020 09:23:32 am
      Well there’s not much we can do now. Let’s see what happens.

      We should focus on Ajax and sheff Utd now.

      Matip and Gomez are both champions league and premier league champions so if that’s all we have until January then that’ll do me.
      We have seen djimi Traore win a champions league medal and so many times we saw united win the league with defenders like John o shea so there’s no reason we should throw in the towel.

      Onwards and upwards...
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      Reply #1259: Oct 18, 2020 09:44:22 am
      Dreading opening this player thread and in general any of my usual media sources. I just know it’s going to say big man out for a looong time, small glimmer of hope is fading.
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      Reply #1260: Oct 18, 2020 10:24:16 am
      Dreading opening this player thread and in general any of my usual media sources. I just know it’s going to say big man out for a looong time, small glimmer of hope is fading.
      Worried about this myself. Of course every obscure Twitter user will be coming out saying ‘ACL, out for 12 years’. We just need to wait on official word and hope for the best.
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      Reply #1261: Oct 18, 2020 12:48:25 pm
      Been sent to a knee specialist so that tells me the damage is severe :-(  .... that pr*ckford wants banning for 6 games for that.

      But that might make them a better team.
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      Reply #1262: Oct 18, 2020 03:14:59 pm
      We’d have already known if would have been good news.

      Afraid it’s not going to be. I fear the only question is going to be is it a season ended or is it a year long recovery (meaning missing the start of next year as well).
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      Reply #1263: Oct 18, 2020 03:20:29 pm
      We’d have already known if would have been good news.


      Maybe they're just waiting to see what the specialist says before announcing anything.
      Like maybe they think it's not too bad, and just want to confirm.
      Now where's my half full glass of beer ...
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      Reply #1264: Oct 18, 2020 03:27:54 pm
      Maybe they're just waiting to see what the specialist says before announcing anything.
      Like maybe they think it's not too bad, and just want to confirm.
      Now where's my half full glass of beer ...

      Wouldn't that be lovely .
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      Reply #1265: Oct 18, 2020 03:34:05 pm
      We’d have already known if would have been good news.

      Afraid it’s not going to be. I fear the only question is going to be is it a season ended or is it a year long recovery (meaning missing the start of next year as well).

      Correct. You don't seek specialist if your team doctors look at the results and see it's minor. You go see a specialist to see how fu**ed you are. Probably going to confirm if it's partial or complete ACL tear.

      Wasn't ACL one of the injuries Gomez had? Forget which level it was (partial of complete)
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      Reply #1266: Oct 18, 2020 03:47:47 pm
      We’d have already known if would have been good news.

      Afraid it’s not going to be. I fear the only question is going to be is it a season ended or is it a year long recovery (meaning missing the start of next year as well).

      Not necessarily

      Dont get me wrong, I think it's bad news but you have to wait for the swelling to go down somewhat before you can generally tell
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      Reply #1267: Oct 18, 2020 03:57:49 pm
      Maybe they're just waiting to see what the specialist says before announcing anything.
      Like maybe they think it's not too bad, and just want to confirm.
      Now where's my half full glass of beer ...

      You normally don’t see a specialist unless it’s not good news initially unfortunately.
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      Reply #1268: Oct 18, 2020 04:10:31 pm
      I was playing basketball as a 25 year old. I hyper extended my knee and felt a grindy pop. It didn't hurt, but felt wierd. I sat down for a few, then got up and played ball for an hour. My knee stole that day. I iced it that day and everyday for a month, but never hurt and didn't really bother me day to day so I kept playing ball.

      After it stated swollen for a month I went to see a specialist and thought I would get the knee drained or something. The Dr. came in, felt my knee and in two minutes said my acl was torn. I payed $400 for a MRI and it showed tears in my milk and pcl, not the acl.

      I went from good and no pain to surgery and 7 month rehab and recovery. When I saw VVD yesterday I thought "f**k, thats dobe knee". I hate it
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      Reply #1269: Oct 18, 2020 05:28:26 pm
      Initially I thought: Ok, he can walk off the pitch on his own...it's nothing season-ending. But after reading the last post I am concerned again.
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      Reply #1270: Oct 18, 2020 06:01:31 pm
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      Reply #1271: Oct 18, 2020 06:03:46 pm
      https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1317872839488319488

      Worst case scenario as many of us feared.

      Looking awfully light at centre back now.
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      Reply #1272: Oct 18, 2020 06:08:43 pm
      They are being hush on what the surgery is repairing, that’s ok, that’s his right to privacy, praying for a successful surgery and recovery. He will come back stronger, because he’s a beast
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      Reply #1273: Oct 18, 2020 06:09:12 pm
      Hard to see us winning anything this season now we were leaking goals heavily even with VVD.

      Top 4 and the later stages of the CL I'll be happy.

      Sign a top CB, CF and back up keeper next Summer and we'll mount a fresh challenge for the league and CL titles.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #1274: Oct 18, 2020 06:09:35 pm
      What a f**king nightmare, I don’t mind players getting injured through general play but can’t take it when it’s been inflicted by an absolute c**t who went out of his way to injure him!!

      So upset.

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