Van Dijk hasn't been dribbled past for over year. Who was last to pass by Virgil?
- No player in the Premier League or in the Champions League has dribbled past Virgil van Dijk since March 3, 2018.
- It was then Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino.
Virgil van Dijk has been impressive ever since his arrival at Anfield last winter, however, it's been this campaign when everyone has understood the Dutchman's real quality. The 27-year-old has been discussed as one of the best centre-backs in the world, as well as one of the Premier League top performers this term.
The defender has been key to Liverpool's majorly-improved defence. The 27-year-old has been a reliable leader of the backline that has limited the Reds' opponents to just 18 goals in 31 matches and kept 17 clean sheets in those games. Van Dijk has featured in all of the clashes.
However, there's centre-back's other stat that is simply mind-blowing. No player in the Premier League, as well as in the Champions League, has managed to dribble past the Liverpool stalwart in over a year which is hard to believe.
The last one who passed by Virgil was then Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino and the incident dates back to March 3, 2018. The Reds beat the Magpies 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to the goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.