According to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, Dutch captain Virgil Van Dijk and England international Joe Gomez will not be ready for Euro 2020. The No. 1 bench of "The Reds" has said that the two footballers are expected to be ready for training, only in July, rejecting the possibility of an earlier return. This is definitely a very disappointing news for the Dutch representative and that of the "3 lions".
Recall that Van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been out of action for several months now, as a result of serious knee injuries. Liverpool will also miss Joel Matip, who is expected to close the season off the field, also injured.
Asked about the possibility of activating players in Euro 2020, Jurgen Klopp said specifically:
"It is not my decision, but if I am honest, based on the information I have so far, I do not think it will be possible."
The German coach also added:
"It's not that I'm not letting them go. It has to do with the duration of the injury. I very much hope that they (Van Dijk and Gomez) are ready for training sessions before the start of the new season. The situation with Joel Matip is more or less the same. Virgil meanwhile has started running, but the injury remains subtle. I understand the great importance of Euro 2020, but we can not speed up the recovery process. The players will be ready when they are ready. "
The absences of Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk are clearly reflected in Liverpool's rather poor form this season in Premier League. Klopp's team is currently in 8th place in the overall standings, with the main goal of securing a place in the European Cups for next season.