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Liverpool: Fans not happy with Jamie Redknapp over comments about Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool: Fans not happy with Jamie Redknapp over comments about Virgil van Dijk

Former Liverpool player Jamie Redknapp claimed that the Reds would struggle to make the top four in the Premier League if Virgil van Dijk was not in the team.

Speaking on Sky Sports [via @SkySports PL], Redknapp drew comparisons with Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte being ruled out for six months with a knee injury, as reported by The Guardian.

Liverpool-focused Twitter channel @AnfieldWatch subsequently shared Redknapp’s comments about Van Dijk and the Reds.

Since Van Dijk came to Liverpool midway through the 2017/18 season, the Anfield club have won the Champions League a year after losing the final of that competition, claimed the UEFA Super Cup and come within two points of winning the Premier League.

In the season before the defender’s arrival, Liverpool claimed fourth place in the Premier League on the final day with a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough after finishing eighth and sixth in the previous two campaigns.

Despite the Reds’ vastly improved fortunes since Van Dijk joined, these Liverpool fans on Twitter disagreed with Redknapp’s comments:

Do you think Liverpool would be fighting to finish fourth if Van Dijk was not in the team? Give us your views in the comments section below!

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