Virgil van Dijk damage from Jordan Pickford horror problem sees Liverpool’s Premier League title odds drastically change


Man Metropolis at the moment are odds-on to win the 2020/21 Premier League title after a serious-looking knee damage to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

The influential Reds defender was compelled off within the 11th minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton after a horror problem from Jordan Pickford.

Van Dijk was on the receiving finish of a reckless problem by Pickford
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His absence was felt as Liverpool conceded two headed targets to Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Goodison Park.

Reviews have since claimed Van Dijk has suffered cruciate ligament harm and may very well be sidelined for as much as eight months.

The information has seen Liverpool’s title odds fall to 15/8, whereas Man Metropolis have climbed to five/6 after their 1-Zero win over Arsenal.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes mentioned: “Liverpool are but to set the world alight this season, and Virgil van Dijk’s damage has had an enormous influence on their odds of lifting the title for a second successive yr.”

One way or the other, Pickford escaped a purple card and VAR evaluate after recklessly crashing into Van Dijk within the field.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted his star man’s damage didn’t look good.

Premier League title outright odds

  • Man Metropolis – 5/6
  • Liverpool – 15/8
  • Tottenham – 12/1
  • Chelsea – 16/1
  • Everton – 16/1
  • Arsenal – 25/1
  • Man United – 33/1
  • Leicester – 50/1

He mentioned: “It isn’t good. Virgil performed I don’t know what number of video games in a row, he performs with ache, however he couldn’t play on and that’s not good.

“After I go away the pitch Thiago tells me within the Richarlison purple card state of affairs he thinks he obtained injured.

“It was a transparent penalty I noticed after which we noticed the flag went up. I believed they might nonetheless take a look at the foul however that didn’t occur.

“I don’t wish to say Jordan Pickford needed to do it however it’s not a problem how a goalie can do within the field.”