Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing their new central-defender, Virgil Van Dijk. The Dutch centre-back has brought an air of calm to a Liverpool back line that has been described as shaky on more than one occasion.
And THAT’S why you spend £75m, Reds pic.twitter.com/zNo2vkARlE
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 9 March 2018
More recently, the 26-year-old has been dominant, registering more duels and aerial duels won than any other Liverpool defender. The signing of Van Dijk showed a real statement of intent from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as a number of pundits made it clear that the eccentric German manager had to bolster his defence if his team were to realistically compete for silverware in England.
The Kopites propping our bar up have been delighted with the defensive performances their side’s been showing, conceding just once in their last five games, a Michail Antonio strike in the Reds 4-1 demolition of West Ham. Our resident Reds will be hoping that Van Dijk and the rest of Liverpool’s in-form defence can provide a solid foundation on Saturday as they travel to Old Trafford looking to usurp Man United in second place in the Premier League table.
With that in mind, here’s the Liverpool fans’ verdict:
Haven’t that sort of aerial domination since big Sami!
— Jussi Heikkinen (@jussi_heikkinen) March 9, 2018
Next season will be even better when he settles down much more and goes through pre season.
— Chimezie Okeke (@okekemezie1) March 9, 2018
We need three more Virgils
— . (@zimbostar) March 9, 2018
I have noticed vvd in the air. Dominates both defence and attack in corners. Top bloke!
— Jvan (@Jasventure) March 9, 2018
What a beast!!!
— Haffi Hrafn (@HaffiHrafn) March 9, 2018
The beast from slightly east
— Col (@ColinMullen8) March 9, 2018