Upon his return to England, van Dijk will be given a tailored training regime in order to aid the recovery process.
Liverpool managed to negotiate their way through the early parts of the season without the club’s most expensive signing, but have capitulated since with a run of just two wins in their last nine league games.
Their latest defeat, a 3-1 loss vs Leicester City, leaves the Reds ten points behind leaders Manchester City having played a game more.
After losing to the Foxes, Klopp all-but conceded the title, saying: “I don’t think we can close the gap this year, to be honest. We have to win football games, and a large part of our game today was very good.”