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Jurgen Klopp begs Holland not to risk Virgil van Dijk's career by picking him for Euro 2020 after Liverpool defender posted clip of himself running on the training ground as he continues recovery from knee injury Virgil van Dijk has been out since suffering the injury back on October 17 Dutch defender ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in game with Everton It was originally hoped Van Dijk might return before end of Liverpool's season But that appears unlikely despite the defender running again in training Jurgen Klopp has urged Holland not to pick Van Dijk for the Euros this summer 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 06:23 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 06:23 BST, 2 May 2021

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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.

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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 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

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

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