With this technique, Virgil van Dijk should score a decent amount of goals for Liverpool.
He bagged a header on his debut, but hasn’t added to that tally yet, despite some great opportunities from set-pieces.
For the Netherlands on Monday evening, the Dutch captain found space from a delivery into the box and got onto the end of his central defensive partner Matthis de Ligt’s header, before volleying home.
His team were playing Portugal, and this goal made it 3-0 before half-time!
— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) March 26, 2018
With van Dijk’s imperious aerial ability, strength, composure and the technique to score the goal you’ll see above, he could become somewhat of a Sami Hyypia for us in the opposition area!
The giant Finn notched 35 goals in red, an incredible return, but never possessed the ability to take a mean free-kick, unlike van Dijk!
Our £75m centre-back actually reached double figures for Celtic in 2014/15, but hasn’t found that kind of form yet since moving to England, in terms of goalscoring, anyway.
Obviously, it’s very much a secondary concern, but it would be nice if we had a consistent, deadly option from set-pieces.
Van Dijk’s easily got the ability.