Virgil Van Dijk is commanding the back line better than any Liverpool defender in recent history. In 41 games, he has seen out 20 clean sheets.
The kind of defensive effort Liverpool put in against Chelsea deserves man of the match awards in itself. However, Van-Dijk isn’t happy being a defender. He wants to also be Andrea Pirlo in between breaks, or during football matches of utmost importance. Like the game against Chelsea.
Salah was on the receiving end of a ridiculous pass from Virgil Van-Dijk and BBC pundit Garth Crooks can’t help being blown away by all the things Van-Dijk does.
“Now this is getting ridiculous. Virgil van Dijk is now stroking balls to Mohamed Salah as if he’s Andrea Pirlo.
“Not only is Van Dijk running his back four like a military operation, he is also picking out match-winning passes almost at will. Is there anything this lad can’t do at the moment?”