This is honestly such a lovely, lovely watch.
Virgil van Dijk is known for his brute strength, his unrivalled positioning and his utter composure under pressure – but the reality is he also has the long-range passing of a deep-lying playmaker.
Below, you’ll see three minutes of the Dutchman nonchalantly stroking it about the field with not so much as back-lift.
His technique is stunning in its simplicity and its looseness.
When you consider Trent Alexander-Arnold’s passing, which is as good as anybody in Europe’s, also makes up part of our backline – you can begin to see why Liverpool are capable of transitioning so brilliantly from back to front.