Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Samid, Jan 22, 2018.
Assist in his first match!
Classic Liverpool defender
Channelling his inner Lukaku there.
Bit of a Dick van Dyke there. Sliced a clearance for the corner, then was nice enough to put it on a plate for Mawson.
Unbelievable hair do.
Fits right in.
He's already in the picture, a bit towards the top right corner.
Modern day "productive" defender
He's had a right Lovren there.
Perfect looking forward to hearing Carragher on it.
In all seriousness, terrible defending for that set piece. I mean, why would you head the ball down and right into the danger area when defending a corner - it didn't look like a slice either - from that clip.
I don't get why he's being made out to be this massive superstar signing. He's an improvement on what Liverpool have, but not anywhere close to world class.
Edit: I mean, he's fucccin world class la, five times!
Doing great. More of this please.
He was at fault for the goal they conceded against Everton too.
100% record so far.
Just as well Klopp protected him against City.
Van Dijk is running around trying to be first on every ball, classic case of trying too much. Messed up on the goal and also created a free-kick in a good position as he wandered out of position. He is a good defender, but still funny that he is brought in mainly to clear up set-pieces and manages to feck up on the first attempt.
Hes a decent defender in fairness.
He cost more than Bonucci!
I think he believes his own hype.
What? How was he?
He was excellent in the build-up of Liverpools attacks, you can clearly see what they bought him for. But those clearences before and to the goal... woeful.
Check his positioning.
Sigurdsson had all the space in the world whilst Van Dijk was ball watching.
I think he'll be really good for Pool eventually but every mistake he makes is going to be scrutinized hugely cause of the daft fee they paid.
What did he say about it?
But can he do it on a cold Monday night in Swansea?
They need defenders who know how to defend. Spraying passes is the easy part.
Most expensive defender in the world.
Let that sink in..
He will get battered due to the price Liverpool paid for him.
Lad thought he was prime Pirlo out there.
Klopp shattered the old record by 50%, too!
He's not particularly great at defending and that's been obvious since he moved here from Scotland.
But he's good on the ball and it was decided he was good, therefore the regular errors leading to goals in a Southampton shirt were conveniently swept aside.
He'll get found out at Liverpool.
Didn't slice it. Just jumped too early, and had to bow his head in order to be able to make any contact with the ball. Terrible timing, but once he'd committed that was the only contact he could make unless he tried to chest it down.
Aye I've seen a better reply there.
Hard to defend him for his play leading up to the goal. I think he tried a bit too hard to be a £75 million defender.
Hopefully he’ll improve as time goes on.
Agreed wholeheartedly. Klopp has heaped enormous pressure on him when he insisted it was 'van Dijk or nobody' in the transfer market. Liverpool fans spent the last six months firmly believing that as soon as he'd join, he'd sort out their defensive frailties. That belief is very much misplaced. The problem at Liverpool is their system (and inability to defend set-pieces) and most defenders in the league would struggle to impress under Klopp's setup. Lovren looked very good under Pochettino - an excellent defensive coach - but absolutely haphazard under Klopp's 'guidance'. I expect a similar outcome in the case of van Dijk.
He thinks he has to bark at everyone and win every single ball
He can take lessons on how to head a ball from Smalling
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