Liverpool produced a mouth-watering attacking display at home to Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday, winning 5-0.
Inspired by the ever impressive Mohamed Salah, who scored four of the goals and assisted the other, the Reds were at their sparkling best, strengthening their bid to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
Huge plaudits have gone to Liverpool’s attacking threat, but fans were also quick to pay tribute to their defensive stars too after another clean sheet and dominant display at the back.
Virgil van Dijk has quickly become a fan favourite since signing from Southampton in January and again looked like a leader in the Reds’ back four, dealing with everything in the air and showing the communication skills that they’ve lacked for years.
Supporters will now be hoping they can combine their defensive and attacking skills to knock out Manchester City in their upcoming European clash. Can Van Dijk stop City’s front four?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday performance…
I wanna be as calm in life as Van Dijk is in defensive situations against a bully like Troy Deeney. Headers, tackles, interceptions, passing, everything.
Dominated at the back without breaking a sweat.#LFC
— kαвír (@ilyahi) March 17, 2018
Every. Single. Game.
— The Normal One (@Shai_lfc) March 17, 2018
Get Clyne back in for City and we'll have a decent chance. Van Dijk is a monster at the back. Karius finally looks like he's settled in. Keita coming in the Summer. The future is looking bright #LFC
— Yaasir (@YaasirKhan) March 17, 2018
— Dan (@BuzzKillington) March 17, 2018
We haven't had so many easy going games in the last four seasons combined than since we've signed VAN DIJK.#LFC
— Jaka Petric (@JakaPetric) March 17, 2018
Van Rolls Royce Dijk is always so calm. #LFC
— Connor (@CMT17LFC) March 17, 2018
— the professor (@thedrakecafe) March 18, 2018