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Leicester boss: Van Dijk can also be global’s best possible centre-half

Date printed: Thursday 28th December 2017 three:47

Leicester boss Claude Puel believes Virgil van Dijk can also be the most efficient defender on the earth following his file £75million transfer to Liverpool.

The Frenchman had Van Dijk as his skipper at Southampton final season because the Saints fought to stay the centre-back.

He in any case was the sector’s most costly defender on Wednesday, with Liverpool having pulled out of a £50million transfer in the summertime after Southampton complained to the Premier League about an alleged unlawful method from the Reds.

Leicester head to Anfield within the Premier League on Saturday, with Van Dijk formally becoming a member of Liverpool when the switch window opens on January 1.

Puel stated: “He is likely one of the best possible defenders on the earth and he has all of the qualities to change into the most efficient. It’s improbable for Liverpool.

“He can play in several excellent groups and this is a excellent praise for him. At the start of the season it’s tricky for him as a result of he needs to sign up for any other membership however now he’ll to find his stage. I’m glad for him and glad he can’t play towards us.

“After all I don’t know if it’s the proper worth however he’s an out of this world participant, improbable defender. I had him for 6 months after which for the final six months he used to be injured.

“In the ones first six months he made growth and he has all of the qualities. He is a robust persona and character.”

With Liverpool with out Van Dijk, Puel is hoping the Foxes can finish their four-game winless run in all competitions.

He stated: “They’re an excellent staff with excellent defenders, midfield and attacking avid gamers. They’re a whole staff. We need to take care of our play and take a look at to play our sport towards them.

“We had excellent alternatives and excellent effects not too long ago towards large groups like towards Manchester United, Manchester Town and Tottenham. We love the large instance.”

Daniel Amartey is to be had after lacking the 2-1 defeat at Watford on Boxing Day thru suspension however Danny Simpson stays out with a hamstring drawback.

Robert Huth (ankle) and Matty James (Achilles) are sidelined for Puel.

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