Gary Neville dubs Van Dijk a 'monster' defender
- Neville is impressed with the solidity and confidence Virgil added to LFC defense after his move from Southampton
"I thought Van Dijk was a good player at Southampton, but I didn't think he was worth £75m, and I didn't think he would have the impact on Liverpool's defence that he's had.
"He's a monster, and is looking a bit like Jaap Stam. It looks like he just throws people out of the way.
"You look at that midfield, with Wijnaldum, Keita and Milner, with Henderson still to come in. There is some strength in depth there.
"Can Liverpool reproduce that high-intensity football Saturday-Wednesday? And did they need another centre-forward in case Firmino is out? Because I do think there is a big drop in intensity in their play when him or Salah are not playing."
Since making his Liverpool debut, no player has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Virgil van Dijk.— bet365 (@bet365) August 12, 2018
The Reds haven't conceded a league goal at Anfield since February.