Alan Shearer has mentioned that Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk seems to be ‘again to his finest’ because the Reds line up a possible Premier League title problem this season.
The 32-year-old had a troublesome 2022/23 marketing campaign by his requirements, as did Jurgen Klopp’s aspect as an entire, however the centre-back and his teammates look rejuvenated this season.
Talking on The Relaxation is Soccer Podcast following the 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday, the BBC pundit claimed that the Netherlands skipper is in imperious kind forward of the top-of-the-table conflict towards Manchester Metropolis straight after the worldwide break.
Shearer mentioned of Van Dijk: “He appeared again to his finest, he learn the sport very nicely. They’re at all times going to attain targets with the expertise they’ve up high.”
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The ex-Newcastle striker’s feedback in regards to the Liverpool captain are similar to these made by Don Hutchison and Neil Mellor after the Brentford recreation, so the consensus seems to be that the 32-year-old is nearing the outstanding ranges he reached in his first couple of seasons at Anfield.
Van Dijk gave a masterful show on Sunday, with the statistics from that recreation backing up the widespread reward of his performances.
As per Sofascore, the Dutchman gained an astounding 10 duels out of 12, accomplished 55 of his 62 passes (89% success price), made three tackles, 4 clearances and two blocks and picked out a teammate with all 10 of his lengthy passes.
His heroic goal-line clearance within the closing minutes towards Brentford epitomised his show, with the skipper hell-bent on preserving a 3rd successive Premier League clear sheet at Anfield for Liverpool.
A sure Erling Haaland is probably going to supply Van Dijk along with his hardest take a look at of the marketing campaign up to now, however conversely, the 32-year-old might additionally show to be essentially the most imperious opponent the Man Metropolis striker has confronted all season. What a duel that guarantees to be!
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