Liverpool fans love Virgil van Dijk even more after his battle with Wolves’ Adama Traore

There are a lot of things Virgil van Dijk can be commended for. His impact on the Liverpool backline and the team in general, his clean sheet record at the club, as well as his ability to elevate the performances of those around him.

However, one key battle on Friday night against Wolves had fans worrying whether or not he could deal with the searing pace of Adama Traore, who is definitely one of the quickest players in world football.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were quite clearly trying to get the Spaniard one on one with van Dijk in a footrace for most of the night, but the former Barcelona man just could not get past.

One incident highlighted just how many strings the Dutch international has to his bow. Traore knocked the ball past the £75m and set off in pursuit of it, looking likely to leave van Dijk in his wake. However, the former Celtic man immediately caught him up, knocked him off the ball and onto the floor, winning possession back with ease.

Naturally, Liverpool fans loved the moment…