Official: Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk ruled out of Euro 2020 campaign with Netherlands
The Netherlands captain has not played since suffering a serious knee injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton in October last year.
Van Dijk’s rehabilitation has been stepped up in recent weeks, with videos shared by the center-back on social media sparking hopes he could yet be fit to lead the Dutch side.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp vowed not to hold the 29-year-old back, providing he could prove his fitness, while national team boss Frank de Boer said it would be a “bonus” were he available.
However, Van Dijk has now ruled himself out of the tournament, in order to concentrate on being fit for the start of the new club season.