In the 24 Premier League games before Van Dijk’s arrival in January last season, Liverpool had conceded 28 goals, an average of 1.17 goals per game.
Since he arrived, Liverpool have conceded 10 goals in 16 league games for an average of just 0.63 goals per game. (Bet365) 📰
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Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk's outstanding performances for Liverpool have made the debate about his £75million price tag redundant.
The Dutch centre-back became the most expensive defender in the world when he arrived at Anfield from Southampton back in January.
But Van Dijk has lived up to his billing and delivered another dominant display in Monday night's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
“Quality costs a specific price,” Klopp said.
“Cars are like that, players are like that. That's why we paid it.
Nobody thinks about it any more and that's good because he's a player in this market at the moment who is at least worth it.
Maybe it was cheap but we don't know the future. He loves playing with these boys and that's the most important thing for me.
I don't know many defenders in the world who could deal with almost 100% of the situations clear without a foul. It was very important that Virgil was there with that kind of presence.”
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A Liverpool kapcsán általában csak a támadó szekcióról esik szó, azonban érdemes egy pillantást vetni a védelem teljesítményére is. Virgil van Dijk érkezése előtt a Liverpool 23 mérkőzésen 28 gólt kapott, a 75 millió fontos holland védővel a soraiban azonban remekelt a védelem (15 mérkőzésen 10 kapott gól). S úgy tűnik a Liverpool ott folytatja, ahol a tavalyi szezonban abbahagyta, hiszen egyedüli PL-csapatként még nem mattolták őket. Tegnap éppen Londonban, a Crystal Palace otthonában sikerült nyerniük 2-0-ra.
A támadók nyerik a mérkőzéseket, a védelem pedig a bajnokságot... 🤔❓
Virgil Vandijk 👏👏👏
.Two wins in two, two clean sheets in two, two games in which Liverpool haven’t looked like conceding. Palace created very little, an xG of just 0.38, with their biggest chances coming late on, and Max Meyer’s attempt with five minutes left the only shot to register a double-digit xG at 0.11.
The key to this is, of course, Virgil Van Dijk, who made eight clearances, one interception, two tackles and wasn’t dribbled past once. Crucially, he took the pressure off Joe Gomez, taking on 12 defensive aerial duels compared to Gomez’s three, and winning eight of them. Even when Benteke won the header against VVD, he wasn’t able to do anything with it. And at set pieces, with so many crucial headers required, it was VVD who stepped up. But he wasn’t the only one, with Keita making five tackles out of six, Gini three out of three, and Robertson four out of six.
Van Dijk's stats against Crystal Palace which game him the MOTM award!!
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Man of the Match, Virgil Van Dijk
Completed 73/79 passes
8 clearances (most in match)
16 aerial duels (most in match)
Liverpool have kept 9 clean sheets in his 16 PL apps
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Virgil Van Dijk stats vs Crystal Palace:
10 Succesful Long Balls
92.4 % Pass Accuracy
9 Aerial Duels Won
100% Tackles Won
1 Clean Sheets
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Another 3pts after a brilliant 2-0 win against Palace at Selhurst Park, never an easy place to play for us but we started brightly away from home and had a number of chances breaking forward, there best chance came in the first half when Townsend's shot rattled the crossbar. Salah won us a penalty when he turned Sakho before being brought down in the area, upstepped Milner who easily slotted the ball in the net, not the most comfortable performance in the first half but we went in 1-0 up, last season our defence got criticised alot but I feel today as on the opening match, we were very strong at the back with Robertson, Gomez, Virgil and Alexander Arnold and obviously Alisson in goal, in the 75th minute Salah broke away on the counter attack, Wan-Bissaka’s chased after him bringing him down just outside the area resulting in the ref giving him a red card, Salah took the freekick but it was turned away for a corner, I wanted us to get the second goal to secure the game, it came late but eventually we did make it 2-0, a quick breakaway from a Palace corner Salah passed to Mane who ran down the pitch taking the ball passed Hennessey before putting the ball into a opening net, absolutely delighted six points from six and still not conceded a goal, let's keep this up REDMEN ⚽🔴⚽🔴 #nabykeita #liverpoolfc #lfc #liverpool #anfield #robertofirmino #sadiomane #mohamedsalah #salah #alexoxladechamberlain #henderson #lallana #redmen #xherdanshaqiri #andyroberston #jurgenklopp #virgilvandijk #dejanlovren #liverpoolfans #lfcfamily #lovelfc #thekop #ynwa #coyr #mosalah #epl #premierleague
What a performance from Keita
Past and present LFC managers you can see the difference in personalities and playing styles from one picture!
Both these players have been amazing since joining LFC
2 games ✅ 2 wins ✅2 clean sheets ✅and a fantastic performance today! ✅ Liverpool are the only team not to concede after 2 games in the Premier League!👊🏻🔥
Big Virgil 🆚 Crystal Palace:
.Tackles won: 100%
.Pass accuarcy: 92.4%
.Succesful long balls: 10
.Aerial duels won: 11
The Great wall of Liverpool Made Benteke look small 😅
A man of the match display from Virgil. ⛔️
When James Milner scores for you in the Premier League...just know you’re safe. 🔑
Only side & keeper to have kept 2 clean sheets out of 2 👐 👏 @alissonbecker
DEU LIVERPOOL! Segunda vitória em dois jogos. Dessa vez fora de casa sobre o Crystal Palace, os Reds venceram por 2x0 e seguem 100%. Milner e Mané fizeram os gols.
GOOOAAAAALLLL!!! MILNER 1-0 🔴