Jordan Henderson as Liverpool captain did not hesitate to cast flattery to his team-mate, Virgil Van Dijk. Even according to the captain, the Dutch national team defender is the best defender in the world today.
For information, Virgil Van Dijk was bought from Southampton in the 2017 winter transfer window. Since then, the former Celtic player immediately clicked with Jurgen Klopp’s troops and became a mainstay in the team’s back line.
He did not immediately give the title to Liverpool in the first season, but Van Dijk also played a role in the success of the team to reach the European Champions League final.
It was only in his second season, Van Dijk presented the European Champions League trophy, European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Whereas this season, the player also plays a vital role in the success of the Marseyside Team to become the first Premier League champion in 30 years.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has even acknowledged the huge impact that the Dutch national team players presented to his team. According to the midfielder, Van Dijk is worth mentioning as the world’s best center-back at the moment.
“Virgil is a very important player for us. Everyone knows that. He made a huge difference since he was here,”
“As a player, a person, a leader, everything. I don’t have enough words to describe him. He gives the team confidence and he keeps getting better. The figure of a true leader. He is the best central defender in the world, “Henderson told Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool itself has officially lifted the Premier League championship trophy this season after the match against Chelsea last week.
It is a trophy that fans have been waiting for for a long time, considering that Liverpool have never even won it since the new format was rolled out in 1990. Unfortunately, Jurgen Klopp’s forces could not continue their success on the European stage.
Liverpool were beaten by Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the last 16, so the defending champions had to be eliminated from the annual competition.
In the last Premier League match this season, the Reds will face Newcastle United on Sunday (07/26).