Liverpool opened the Premier League season in the best possible way with one 3-0 win over Norwich.
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What delights Liverpool fans the most is the fact that Virgil van Dijk is finally back. He has been sidelined since October after the injury he sustained against Everton in October last year.
Against Norwich, the defense chief played 90 minutes remaining after ten months on the sidelines.
– I was so excited for. This is something I have worked long and hard for. Being able to win 3-0 feels great on the way back to Liverpool, he tells TV2.
Watch the horror treatment Van Dijk had against Everton last year
Looking forward to the full Anfield stadium
Despite his return, the primary focus was on the team after the win over Norwich.
It was hard work, and we still have a lot to build on. We just want to get better.
Now she is waiting for full Anfield for the first time after losing the Champions League to Atletico Madrid in March 2020.
– It will be a lot of fun. It will be a tough match for Burnley, a tough opponent. We want to develop and train well. We noticed we were tired towards the end of the day.
It’s fun to play in the Premier League, isn’t it?
“It’s very interesting,” said Van Dyck, laughing.
– It will get better and better
In the Premier League studio after the match, the committee discussed Van Dijk’s return. Solveig Guldbrandsen herself sustained a cruciate ligament injury
You are abroad for about a year and it takes time to come back. You stand a lot in the strength room while playing outside. Just playing for 90 minutes is important. It will get better and better.
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Simen Stamsø-Møller was impressed by what he saw of the Dutchman, although TV 2 expert thinks he took it a little more calm back.
– very good. He retreated in some situations where he might have stepped in more forcefully, not fanning the passing foot so much. One could expect him to become more vigilant over time.
Prior to the injury, Van Dijk was considered by many to be the best midfielder in the world. Then he is asked if he will return at the same level.
There is no mechanism in it. We’ve seen other players not come back, but it depends on the type of injury and how affected you are after that. Guldbrandsen says the more he plays a game, I think we can see him again.
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