By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 06:23 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 06:23 BST, 2 May 2021
Jurgen Klopp has urged Holland not to jeopardise Virgil van Dijk's career by rushing him back for this summer's European Championship.
The Dutch defender has been sidelined since October with a ruptured cruciate ligament and is unlikely to play for Liverpool before the end of the season.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
That's despite Van Dijk exciting fans by posting a video of himself running on the training ground last week as he continued his recovery.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk posted an Instagram clip of himself running in training this week - but he remains unlikely to return to action before the end of the season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played down hopes Van Dijk will be returning to action soon
Van Dijk, 29, is Holland's captain but Klopp believes it is too risky to select him for the rearranged Euro 2020 tournament, which begins on June 11.
The Liverpool manager said: 'I don't want to hold Virgil back but you can't force it as well. You are all long enough in the business to know that if you want to play you have to train before - and proper football training.
'It takes weeks. Not a week before. You cannot be 10 or 11 months