Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk returned to motion for the primary time in 9 months in a pre-season pleasant on Thursday.
The 30-year-old suffered knee ligament injury within the Merseyside derby towards Everton in October.
He subsequently missed the remainder of the season as Liverpool had been dethroned as Premier League champions in addition to the delayed Euro 2020 occasion.
On Thursday, he got here on as a 69th-minute substitute in Liverpool’s 4-3 pleasant defeat to German aspect Hertha Berlin in Austria.
“It’s exhausting to specific how I’m feeling, however it’s necessary to me that I say I really feel blessed to have had the assist of so many unimaginable individuals. The surgeon, my physios, coaches and workers who’ve been with me in my nook since day one,” tweeted the Dutchman after the sport.
“My teammates for giving me power and conserving my head up. The followers for his or her love, assist and encouragement. And most of all, my household as a result of with out them, I’d be nothing. Thanks. The work doesn’t cease now. It’s solely simply beginning. We hold going!”
Additionally making his return on Thursday was fellow centre-back Joe Gomez who suffered a season-ending knee harm on England responsibility additionally in October final yr.