Liverpool defender Virgil van Dyke has returned to action in an official match 43 weeks after the serious injury he suffered during the derby with Everton last season. Against Norwich, he seemed stable, making a single mistake in the match, not appreciating his pass to Alison, pressed by Teemu Puki.
Last season, Liverpool's defence looked like a wall with a gaping hole, and after Virgil's return, the team seems ready to fight for the top again. However, Van Dyke is well aware that he still has work to do until he regains his optimal shape. "I wanted to come back from the first game, I needed to do it because it will improve faster. I know my own body, there are many things to improve and I need time, I'm not a robot, "said the Dutchman.
"I can't come back completely ready. It was a really emotional moment for me to come back. I train hard and I feel confident. I have come a long way and I am happy to be on the field again. I am proud of myself and the people who helped me - my wife, my children and the club. "I'm happy to have a coach like Klopp," Van Dyke concluded.