Some Liverpool fans delighted with footage of van Dijk and Gomez
Some Liverpool fans were delighted after a video of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez emerged from last night’s pre-season friendly.
What’s the story?
The duo made their long-awaited returns in the 69th minute after over nine months out with injury.
Van Dijk suffered a cruciate ligament problem after a horrendous tackle by Jordan Pickford in last October’s 0-0 draw with Everton.
Just weeks later, the England international suffered an injury while playing for his country.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had initially claimed neither player would make their return in the clash with Hertha Berlin. However, he sprung a surprise late on.
Van Dijk and Gomez return hands hope
As soon as both centre-backs were out, there was a strong feeling the club’s title aspirations faded away as well.
However, the return of Van Dijk and Gomez hands Liverpool hope in the title race.
When you add Ibrahima Konate into the mix, it further enhances the side’s defensive capabilities.
With Liverpool sorted at both ends of the pitch, their squad is far more competitive to take on Manchester City. The Citizens had it easy last season as they strolled to a title win with very little competition.
You feel as though that won’t be the case this year.
Here is how some Liverpool fans reacted…
It’s beautiful 😍 @WogaTheo— 🖤TAY-Keith69🕷️ (@stixxx98) July 29, 2021
Virgil getting hate shows he’s the goat— ThiagoSZN☔️ (@ThiagoSZN_) July 29, 2021
What a moment 👏🙌❤— Brace (@twobitdz) July 30, 2021
Actually got me in the feels when that happened in the match.
Despite the result, we know he has a lot to show us again. Welcome back Joe & Big Virg! 👊🏻🔴— : (@AidaHamsad) July 29, 2021
Great to see this duo back to the pitch 🥳🥳— Rizza Saldi (@rizzaeee) July 30, 2021
This makes me very happy.— tom renphrey (@tomtom12131p) July 29, 2021