€75m-rated Reds centre-back could miss UCL match with Barcelona

Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk has a minor injury, and he may skip the Champions League second semi-final game with Barcelona. It is terrible news for the Merseyside club as he is a real leader of the defence and it will be challenging to win this match without him.

The 27-year-old centre-back joined the Reds from Southampton last January with an £80m deal. He is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and unchanged figure for the club. In this season, Dutch star already played 47 matches, scored six goals and made four assists in all competition.

It is a fantastic consequence, and he can improve his results during this campaign. Virgil has contracted with Liverpool until 2023, and his release clause is nearly £75m. His price could increase during this season and become much more.

Van Dijk is a captain of the national team and also helped them to reach the UEFA Nations League semi-final which is already a significant success for the footballer. Reds have an impressive consequence in the Premier League as they are in a second place in the table and have the opportunity to win the competition.

Merseyside club lost the Champions League first semi-final match against Barcelona, and it will be difficult to reach the final. Liverpool added several players last summer like Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Fabinho from Monaco, Alisson Becker from Roma and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. English club heavily linked with Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa, Lyon superstar Nabil Fekir, Ajax attacker David Neres and Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio.