The Liverpool center-back suffered cruciate ligament damage when he was punched by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Merseyside Derby in October.
He was expected to miss the rest of the season after having the surgery, but the Dutchman has worked hard behind the scenes for his recovery.
And on Monday, he shared images of himself undergoing a number of activities on Twitter with the caption: “Step by step. ”
In the video, Van Dijk can be seen doing kick-ups with a ball, as well as strength training and cardio exercises.
It’s unclear exactly when we can expect to see the 29-year-old return to the first team, and it looks like there is still a long way to go.
But Reds fans will be reassured by how quickly Van Dijk got back to ball work, and he appeared to be in a positive mood in the video, smiling and laughing while working with his coach.
Van Dijk was recently included in FIFA World 11 for the second year in a row after his superb performances helping Liverpool win the Premier League title last season.
And that would be a huge boost for the team if they managed to return to the fold before the end of the season.
So far he doesn’t seem to miss him too much, however, with Jurgen Klopp’s side leading the table by four points after their 7-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
They welcome struggling West Brom on Boxing Day before heading to Newcastle on December 30 to close what has been another great year.