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Holland coach De Boer risks Liverpool wrath after revealing Van Dijk return timeline

Netherlands coach Ronald De Boer says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has eight weeks left in his recovery from knee surgery.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently stated that this summer's European Championships would come too soon for the 29-year-old, who has been sidelined since October.

But De Boer is more optimistic about van Dijk taking part in the tournament, although he admits the decision will be made by the man himself.

"We know he has eight weeks left. I don't know if that's enough," De Boer told a press conference, as reported by TeamTalk.

"I have spoken to him, he is back on the field. There can always be setbacks. A week or two of setbacks could mean he can't play games for Liverpool [this season].

"Then I can imagine that they say: "Nice and nice, but you just focus on next season."


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