“He’s a Rolls-Royce” – Michael Dawson lauds Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk following his center-back abilities
Former EPL defender Michael Dawson has showered praise on Liverpool’s Ace defender Virgil van Dijk for his abilities as a center-back and feels he is the complete package.
The Anfield outfit suffered a major blow when the 30-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament injury with just 7 games into last season. His value to the reds squad stood out following the setback as Liverpool struggled on all fronts without him.
However, Van Dijk has made 31 appearances across all competitions. Liverpool also appears to be back to their best.
Dawson is an admirer and a huge fan of the former Southampton central defender, who he feels is the best in the business.
The former Spurs center-back even hinted that the Liverpool star is better than Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.
He told Sky Sports:”He’s a Rolls-Royce, isn’t he, Van Dijk. The best for me. I have been looking at the likes of Rio and John Terry growing up.”
“But I think Virgil van Dijk has got everything. Honestly, he is big, strong, and quick. We talk about defenders not wanting to get in wide areas. He can defend anywhere on the pitch on his own.”
“That gives the opportunities, we see it with Trent and Robertson, they get the freedom to not worry about what is behind them.”
The Netherlands international needed time to get back to his best since returning to action at the start of the season.
However, with each passing game, he is starting to look sharper than before.