Liverpool continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. And Virgil van Dijk marked his 100th league game with the Reds with yet another clean sheet.
To say the Dutch international has been a revelation for Liverpool would be an understatement. The Merseyside club have been transformed since Van Dijk arrived from Southampton in January 2018.
The 30-year-old centre-back has been key to Liverpool’s success in both Europe and the Premier League. And the absence of Van Dijk last season was a large reason why the Reds struggled as much as they did.
But with Van Dijk now back to full fitness and once again marshalling the defence, it feels like the centre-back never left. And an incredible stat has shown just how much Liverpool have improved under the former Celtic star.
As per DaveOCKOP on Twitter, Liverpool have lost just eight Premier League matches with Van Dijk in the starting XI out of the 100 the defender has featured in.
Indeed, it is an astonishing record and a testament as to how good the defender has made this Liverpool side. And on social media, supporters were lost for words over this quite incredible stat from the Dutch international.
Here’s what some Liverpool fans had to say on Twitter about Van Dijk’s 100th Premier League appearance stat for the Reds…
That's incredible….— Prince Opuni Mensah (@OpuniPM) September 18, 2021
Rolls Royce defender— Wasted Yoot (@sirdivockda1st) September 18, 2021
Our tower of a defense— ` (@TacticallyLfc) September 18, 2021
That stat is too unreal 🐐— Redon (@konjuvca) September 18, 2021
best cb in the world and if you don’t believe that i dare you to say it to his face— Ace Fish (@AYCEfish) September 18, 2021
Difference. Maker.— Tom Owens (@towens2921) September 18, 2021