Liverpool duo return in seven-goal thriller against Hertha Berlin

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Liverpool duo return in seven-goal thriller against Hertha Berlin

Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez returned to action on Thursday night as Liverpool were beaten 4-3 by German side Hertha Berlin.

Liverpool skipper Van Dijk and fellow defender Gomez both stepped off the bench for the final 20 minutes in Innsbruck where ’s side played their second full 90-minute match of their mini-tour.

Van Dijk and Gomez were absent for most of last season due to knee injuries as Liverpool lost their Premier League crown to Manchester City.



Holland international Van Dijk had surgery in November after damaging an anterior cruciate ligament in Liverpool’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Merseyside rivals Everton in October.

Gomez has also recovered from knee surgery, to repair a tendon, which he damaged while training for England before their friendly against the Republic of Ireland in November.

Bundesliga side Hertha led 2-0 after 31 minutes through Argentina midfielder Santiago Ascacibar and Suat Serdar’s fine finish before hit back to restore parity at half-time.

Kostas Tsimikas crossed for Sadio Mane to convert from close range and Takumi Minamino brilliantly back-heeled the equaliser after good work from Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita.

Liverpool substitute, 16-year-old Kaide Gordon, twice went close for the Reds before Hertha regained the lead through Stevan Jovetic.

Jovetic ran clear to slide home Hertha’s fourth goal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 88th-minute volley made it 4-3.

The defeat was Liverpool’s first in pre-season following two 1-1 draws in mini-matches against Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart and last Friday’s 1-0 win against Mainz.

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Watch: VVD and Gomez finally return to action for Liverpool

It’s 285 days since totemic Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk suffered a horror cruciate ligament injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton, and 260 days since Joe Gomez suffered a knee problem whilst away with England. Finally, the two of them are back out onto the pitch.

Liverpool’s title defence dramatically fell away in the absence of their first-choice central defensive partnership last season and they went on to endure a disappointing trophyless campaign before rallying to secure a top-four finish and with it, Champions League football.

There’s hope that the return of the two key defenders could result in Jurgen Klopp’s Reds challenging for major silverware again next term, and their return is well-timed – it’s just over a fortnight until the new Premier League season.

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