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Virgil van Dijk is Okay, Dutchman Himself Confirms

The collective Liverpool fanbase had its heart in its mouth as big Virg clutched at his ankle.

Holland v Turkey -World Cup Qualifier
Hold me like one of Virg’s boys.
Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images

At the end of the Netherlands’ emphatic 6-1 victory against Turkey, Virgil van Dijk was down on the ground, clutching at his ankle in pain. A sight that sent Liverpool FC fans everywhere into full-blown panic. With the injury happening in the dying minutes of the game, Van Dijk wasn’t given the opportunity to walk it off.

Thankfully, Virgil van Dijk is a-okay. The big man confirmed in his post-match interview (no interview invaders this time) that he was alright.

“I’m fine, luckily. I’m already over it. Maybe because I am so big, they think I am acting, because when I go down, it goes in quite a slow way.”

Phew. Collective deep breath, everyone. Van Dijk hasn’t seemed to lose a step at all since his return from injury, and Liverpool will be glad that it was just a knock. Liverpool will travel to Leeds this Sunday, hopefully with Van Dijk in tow.