Liverpool boosted their English Premier League top four credentials on Saturday with a convincing 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield.
The Reds are now undefeated in six matches in all competitions and 18 goals in that time, delighting supporters by reaching their peak attacking form.
Predictably it was Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who got the goals, scoring either side of half-time to put a game they dominated beyond doubt, with the Magpies offering little in reply.
With four clean sheets in their last six matches though, defensively the Reds are looking as good as they have for a long time and fans believe it’s all down to new signing Virgil Van Dijk.
He’s forming a composed partnership with Dejan Lovren at the back and fans believe it could be the foundation for something special given they have one of the best attacks in Europe.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the duo’s performance this weekend…
£75m for Virgil Van Dijk is a bargain by the way he's top class. Don't get nervous watching us anymore and he's even got Lovren playing well
— Chris Holden (@ChrisHolden_94) March 4, 2018
Gotta say that Lovren looks a totally different player alongside Van Dijk which is a testament to Van Dijks organisation skills. They look better as a partnership than Van Dijk and Matip do
— Breezy_LFC (@Scouse_LFC) March 3, 2018
Becoming clear why Klopp didn't want anyone other than £75M Van Dijk…
He's improved the defence.
He's improved Lovren.
He has a fantastic passing range.
He's leading every game.
— George (@George__O) March 3, 2018
Lovren looks like a new signing alongside Van Dijk; great players have that affect on others around them. #LFCForever
— Ian Russell man. (@russellHpinner) March 3, 2018
Think Lovren and Van Dijk is the way to go looking forward as a pairing. Touch wood there hasn’t been a real Dejan moment since spurs at Wembley #LIVWHU
— Nat Martin (@N_Martin8) March 3, 2018
Van Dijk has made Karius, Lovren and even TAA much better around him. For paying the level of quality as well as making the defence better and vocal & leadership on the pitch. He is worth the £75m fee. pic.twitter.com/vl8d70EkK9
— Samue (@VintageSalah) March 3, 2018
Van Dijk has definitely had a positive influence on this Liverpool side.
Lovren, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold and Karius have ALL improved since he joined the defence.
— The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) March 3, 2018
— iSay (@iSay_LFC) March 3, 2018
Whatever van Dijk has been telling Lovren, he should continue. Lovren is like a man reborn since van Dijk's move.
— Amoa 🇬🇭 (@kkweks) March 3, 2018
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