Liverpool fans were pleased with the news that colossus Virgil van Dijk took himself out of the Netherlands’ side on Sunday.
The 28-year-old led the national team to a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland on Saturday, which was enough to ensure qualification for next summer’s European Championships.
The Reds centre-back will miss Holland’s final qualifier in Amsterdam, and the Dutch FA have explained that his absence is due to ‘personal circumstances’.
With a big game on the horizon against Crystal Palace on Saturday, he now has the chance to rest up before Liverpool’s trip to Selhurst Park.
BREAKING: Virgil van Dijk has left the Holland squad due to ‘personal circumstances’.
He will not play in their game with Estonia on Tuesday
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) November 17, 2019
Supporters were reassured about his decision and made their feelings clear on social media. Here you will find some of the best comments from Liverpool fans:
Holland have qualified job done, he wants to be ready for Palace
— Nizbit🇲🇦🏴 LFC VOTE LABOUR (@nizbit) November 17, 2019
‘Personal circumstances’ pic.twitter.com/HN75CmBux9
— Kieron (@KieronWebb_) November 17, 2019
— shellyfairy1 (@shellyfairy1) November 17, 2019
No need to play after qualified
— At (@attiqchoudhry) November 17, 2019
Personal Circumstances pic.twitter.com/5ySku4IpQ5
— Lee Campbell (@LeeCampbell1988) November 17, 2019
— CTQ…O!!! (@PaulSmiff) November 17, 2019
He’ll be fine just doesn’t want to get injured.
— Matthew Murray (@mattycolfc) November 17, 2019
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— UnbearableRED 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@UnbearableRED) November 17, 2019