Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been tipped to lead the Anfield team in the nearest future.
Van Dijk joined the Jurgen Klopp’s side in the January transfer window and has since settled in the team with his leadership role.
Liverpool legend Jimmy Melia who admits it is too early to call stated that Van Dijk is a leader who will end up wearing the armband for the Reds in future.
Melia stated that the style of defending obtainable in modern football is such that allows a defender attack but most have been hunted by the fact that they left space behind.
According to him, that is the plus the former Southampton defender has added to his game and to Liverpool as he has been able to close the space.
The Netherlands international was first thought to be an unnecessary buy for the Reds until he proved them wrong on the field of play.
He has created the stability the Anfield side lacked in the past with his strength, consistency and concentration.
Van Dijk has not only proven his doubters wrong. He has established himself as a big player who can live up to expectations in a big team.