Virgil van Dijk didn’t put a foot wrong yesterday.
The Dutchman was playing against the side we signed him from just over a month ago, but didn’t let the occasion faze him at all.
He laughed off the boos and offered our backline a thoroughly composed presence throughout.
Statistically, he was basically perfect. He won all his aerial duels, all his tackles, made six clearances and two interceptions. He wasn’t dribbled once and also made a key forward pass from the back.
That’s the kind of showing we like seeing from our £75m centre-back!
Van Dijk will now keep his spot in the side as the first-choice centre-back, we assume.
Next up it’s FC Porto, where he’ll be making his Champions League debut for us. He’ll have the talented Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar to contend with.
Virgil van Dijk vs Southampton
1 key pass
4/4 aerial duels
Dribbled past 0 times
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) February 11, 2018