“He can do much more” – Marco van Basten says Liverpool superstar can still improve
Former Netherlands forward Marco van Basten strongly believes Virgil van Dijk is capable of improving even better at defending than he is right now.
Speaking to Ziggo Sport (via Rousing the Kop), Van Basten was quoted as saying:
“He’s a grandiose defender and a grandiose player. He’s fast, he can head well, he has good passing, good technique and yet I do think he can still improve, especially in his presence.
“He could be controlling, use possession quicker, midfield play quicker, getting the ball forward in the right way.”
“I think he can do much more, he often limits himself to playing the ball to his full-backs, but he has a great pass in him. He can dribble in; he has good technique to do it. He can be much more dominant.”
“I think he can do much more, he often limits himself to playing the ball to his full-backs, but he has a great pass in him.”
The Dutchman arrived from Southampton in January 2018 for a fee of £75 million.Since his arrival, the Reds have improved tremendously in defense.