There is very little that Virgil van Dijk could do to prevent Liverpool fans from adoring him.
The club’s faithful have adopted the Dutch centre-back as one of their own following his switch from Southampton in January.
Van Dijk has proven to be a crucial member of Jurgen Klopp’s team and he has improved the defence significantly since taking charge of the back line.
Over the past two weeks, the centre-back has been on international duty with the Netherlands, and he made headlines on Monday night.
In the dying minutes of the Nations League clash between Germany and Holland, Van Dijk stepped up to score a goal that sent his country into the finals of the competition.
The tie was at 2-1 before the Liverpool star found the back of the net deep into injury time.
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After the full-time whistle, plenty of Reds fans took to social media to praise Van Dijk and his quality strike.
Better finisher than lukaku, and he’s a striker.
— ? Steven W (@stevenLfc21) November 19, 2018
The man is unstoppable. My Hero❤️
— Danny Corstorphine (@D_Corstorphine) November 19, 2018
He is most definitely the best defender in the World
— kevinmbau (@kevinmbau) November 20, 2018
armband suits him
— RedRum_fpl (@paidi81lfc) November 19, 2018
Elite finish ??
— Big J (@WalcottLue) November 19, 2018
Best cb in the world @Evans707
— steffan (@mr_stezza) November 19, 2018
Virgil Van Dijk the best centre back you could want, and he is still getting better ??
— Dawn (@Sunshine_Keegan) November 20, 2018
Dude strolls into the box like an absolute boss.
— TomDigger (@TomDig) November 20, 2018
The best defender in world football
— Fergus Bourke (@fergusbourke6) November 20, 2018
What a finish ???????
— Hamza (@hamzanumber1) November 19, 2018