The former Leicester City player, Robbi Savage has proclaimed that the best defender in the world is Van Dijk.
The reds signed the Netherlands international when they needed to reinforce the back four, they were more eager to reduce the threat imposed by their oppositions. The first man on Klopp’s radar was Virgil.
Liverpool made the former Southampton player the most expensive defender when they signed him for £75 million in the January transfer window.
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In his debut against Everton in the FA Cup, he made a quick impression with a goal to earn his first victory on red shirt.
Van Dijk played a vital role in the Champions League spot to earn his team a place in the champions league final after knocking out FC Porto, Manchester City and AS Roma to reach the final before losing the cup to Madrid.
The presence of the Dutch defender has earned his team mate the much-needed confidence at the back: the threat from set pieces has been annulled as he wins virtually all the balls in the air.
Savage believes that Van Dijk has established himself among other great defenders.
“Van Dijk is the best center back in the world at the moment,”.
Liverpool has kept three clean sheets out of three matches and will look forward to continuing their 100% record against Leicester at the King Power Stadium this coming weekend.