Virgil van Dijk has dislocated finger popped back into place in Netherlands game

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk dislocated his finger and had it popped back in mid-match while playing for the Netherlands against Norway on Wednesday night.

Van Dijk is made of stern stuff, having overcome a near ten-month injury lay-off to feature in the opening four games of the season for Liverpool and the Netherlands.

But pain was etched across the 30-year-old's face as his finger was put back in its natural position by medics early in the second half.

Realising that his finger had been dislocated, Van Dijk trudged over to the side of the pitch where he was seen to by members of the medical team.

He had his finger swiftly put back in by those treating him as television cameras showed a small level of strapping on the unfortunate digit.

The stomach-churning incident did not seem to affect the centre-half too much as he and his Dutch team-mates did not concede any goals in the second half.

Van Dijk also drew headlines after the match for pushing away an excited supporter who attempted to gatecrash his interview with a TV station.

The unimpressed centre-half was having none of it as he shoved the gatecrasher away before resuming his post-match debrief.

That debrief may have included questions about Norway's first goal, which was scored by Erling Haaland after the Borussia Dortmund striker rode a challenge from Van Dijk to finish from close range.

Norway's lead didn't last for long and 16 minutes later the Dutch were level when Van Dijk's former Liverpool team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum crossed for ex-Everton ace Davy Klaassen to tuck home.

The result leaves Group G in the balance, with Netherlands, Norway and Montenegro all locked on seven points after four games, one point behind leaders Turkey.

Speaking after a frustrating evening in Oslo, the Liverpool star said: "Felt good to lead the boys out there again but we have loads of things to work on.

"We need 2 big results now for the remaining games. First up in Eindhoven on Saturday, see you all there!"

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