Virgil van Dijk trended on Twitter after 30 minutes today – not because he’d made a mistake – but because he was putting in an absolutely colossal performance.
The Dutchman made tackles, headers and showed complete composure on the ball in the first 45 minutes – showing us perhaps for the first time why Jurgen Klopp spent £75m on him.
He’s not currently 100% match fit, so if the first half was a sign of what will happen when he’s fully up to speed, we’re very excited.
That’s why we signed Van Dijk. Switched on all of the time, sees what the forward is going to do before he even does it. fantastic block.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) February 4, 2018
Van Dijk is a absolute colossus
— Jonathan Higgins (@Jhiggins3) February 4, 2018
Van Dijk so goooddd
— Virgil Van Dijk (@_EncikNizam) February 4, 2018
Virgil van Dijk has been superb in this opening 21 minutes.
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) February 4, 2018
How big of a human is Virgil Van Dijk???? He looks 6ft 5 and 230lbs.
— Mphumelelo (@M_TIbana96) February 4, 2018
Van Dijk has the cut of Hansen in his prime.
— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) February 4, 2018
Virgil van Dijk looks Rolls Royce.
— Colm Tummon (@colmtummon) February 4, 2018
Van Dijk is playing like a Dutch god here. Majestic. #LIVTOT
— Richie (@richiepaulo) February 4, 2018
Van Dijk is a monster.
— MoZack (@ZackHuncho) February 4, 2018