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Liverpool defender Van Dijk dismisses ACL concern: I feel great

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is delighted with his form since returning from ACL surgery.

The Holland international spent 10 months out but has slotted seamlessly back into Jurgen Klopp‘s backline to help them to FA Cup and League Cup success this season.

Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final and the chance of securing a potential treble, the 30-year-old is now aiming for further success with his country at the Qatar World Cup.

“I feel very good at the moment,” he told Rio Ferdinand‘s Between The Lines show on BT Sport.

“I definitely needed some time to get up to speed, which is absolutely normal. It won’t be seen as normal nowadays but it is absolutely normal.

“I would say the first three, four, five months was about getting back to speed and feeling full of confidence and feeling like you are sort of unbeatable at times.”

Asked if he is better now, van Dijk replied: “Maybe.

“I feel great.

“The funny thing is I can get better, better than what I am now. I spoke with my surgeon the other day and he said normally around this injury after two years you start to feel absolutely normal.

“That’ll be World Cup time, so hopefully we can make something special.”

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