Sheffield United fans react to Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk's showing

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League match between Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy on 17 September 2019.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side have won every Premier League game they have played so far this term, but Sheffield United gave them a scare.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during warm-up before the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Napoli at BT Murrayfield on July 28, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sheffield United fans claim that Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is the first world class player that they have seen at Bramall Lane this season.

Liverpool beat Sheffield United 1-0 at the weekend in what was a massively hard fought victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Blades put up a spirited display, and were only undone by a goalkeeping error, when Georginio Wijnaldum’s tame shot went straight through Dean Henderson’s legs.


On another day Chris Wilder’s men may have taken a point from the contest, but many of their attacking moves were stopped by Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk.

The Dutchman was imperious as he snuffed out Sheffield United’s threat on numerous occasions.

And Blades fans admit that the Liverpool man is the best player that they have seen since promotion.

The praise comes as no surprise for Van Dijk anymore, as the Liverpool man has become renowned as arguably the best defender in the world since his move to Anfield.

Van Dijk has made Liverpool’s defence practically rock solid since his arrival, and that has helped Klopp’s side make a hugely impressive start to the campaign.

Liverpool have taken maximum points from their first seven games this season to build up a healthy advantage over Manchester City already.

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