Record Liverpool signing, Virgil Van Dijk, has achieved the the near impossible task of getting the club’s defence to calm down. This is a defence that includes the maverick lunger, Dejan Lovren.
Liverpool tore Man City apart over two legs. Only one goal was conceded, which would have been considered a minor miracle a few short months ago. At the beginning of the season, Liverpool were changing their goalkeeper every week and Moreno was going AWOL for about 85 minutes of each game. All the beautiful work of SMF was regularly undone by a defensive howler. Not anymore.
Van Dijk has steadied the ship. He was boarding the titanic post iceberg collision. Even the goal they conceded on Tuesday should not have stood as Sterling fouled the Dutch defender twice. Endearing himself to the home faithful even more, Van Dijk got his revenge on the ex-LIverpool winger/whinger by creaming him. Lovren now looks like he isn’t going to capitulate at any moment which if we’re being honest, is a massive improvement. Karius looks confident between the posts and that comes from him seeing the reassuring ponytail leap for yet another defensive header. Van Dijk has amazingly gotten the Liverpool defence to calm down.
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