Virgil van Dijk has given an perception over what he’ll carry to the Liverpool workforce and has highlighted his want to paintings with supervisor Jurgen Klopp.
Having finished his £75 million transfer from Southampton to the Reds, van Dijk’s first interview has proven lovers what to anticipate as soon as he’s within the workforce.
Somebody staring at him for Southampton, Celtic or Groningen will take note of the Dutchman’s primary strengths as a defender, however the guy himself provides some other characteristic to his repertoire, one that the Reds had been sorely missing in every now and then.
Specifically, that’s the power and willingness to organise and direct the defensive ranks.
“I’m vocal, I’m clearly lovely tall, I love to command the line of defense and feature the ball as smartly,” van Dijk instructed LiverpoolFC.com.
For plenty of lovers, that by myself can be price nearly all of the membership file charge, with the loss of management an oft-repeated reality for the reason that departure of the likes of Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia.
However Klopp gained’t be taking a look to the brand new No. four—the quantity Hyypia used to put on at Anfield, by the way—only for his route of the again 4; he’s additionally an amazing participant on a technical stage.
“I love to play out from the again and be comfy at the ball,” van Dijk persisted.
He’s additionally obviously willing to paintings with Klopp, most likely an element within the Dutchman opting for Liverpool over choice doable strikes.
“Clearly there may be a large number of development nonetheless to come back, however I feel the executive can lend a hand me with that.
“Everyone clearly from a Liverpool standpoint is aware of how he’s; how full of life he’s, how he could make avid gamers higher and provides them self assurance as smartly.
“It simply fits me as smartly. I feel he could make me a greater participant and I’m simply taking a look ahead to operating with him.
“I feel that is the appropriate time for me to be right here and to expand all forms of sides of my recreation. I’m taking a look ahead to doing that, that’s the primary factor.
“Since he’s are available, I feel he has made a large number of growth till now and I feel it is just expectantly going to get well and higher. Optimistically I will give a contribution to that as smartly and stay operating exhausting.”
Van Dijk’s management and tall stature aren’t the one similarities he has with Reds icon Hyypia—they now percentage having performed for a similar membership, dressed in the similar quantity.
And the Dutchman is definitely acutely aware of the Finnish defender’s contribution, each at Anfield and again in Virgil’s first actual membership.
“I had No.four once I performed for Groningen again in Holland, so I used to be all the time a large fan of No.four anyway.
“Sadly at Southampton, my just right buddy Jordy Clasie had No.four, so I didn’t wish to take it from him!
“I identical to No.four. Clearly right here, Sami Hyypia had it right here as smartly and performed for my workforce the place I performed 10 years in Holland, Willem II, so it’s just a little particular.
“I’m going to offer my the whole lot, attempt to stay blank sheets and expectantly try to be a risk in entrance of function as smartly.
“I feel the primary factor is simply to organise, attempt to stay blank sheets. I can give the whole lot I’ve were given in each recreation.”
Blank sheets and organisation can be track to Reds lovers’ ears, they usually’ll be hoping the brand new addition is helping carry precisely that from his first fits at the Anfield pitch.