Euro 2021: Liverpool Defender Van Dijk Excludes Himself From Holland Squad
After being out of play since last year after colluding with Everton goalkeeper Pickford in their Merseyside derby game, the Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk who is about to start playing back has now ruled himself out of playing for the Netherlands at this summer's European Championship.
The 29-year-old is recovering from surgery after suffering knee ligament damage in October.
"I feel physically it is the right decision that I've decided not to go to the Euros and to go into my last phase of rehab in the off-season," said Netherlands captain Van Dijk.
"It's tough, but I'm at peace with it."
The Euros are taking place between 11 June and 11 July, having been delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is instructive to note that the Liverpool medical team has been agitating that their defender should not participate in the competition while the Netherlands board said the decision is solely based on Van Dijk.
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