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Virgil van Dijk can be a future Liverpool Captain, as per Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier.



Virgil van Dijk can be a future Liverpool Captain, as per Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier.

The 26-year-old, who turned into the world’s most costly defender in the wake of joining Liverpool for £75m

Le Tissier and Thompson trust the arrangement suited all gatherings as Van Dijk gets ready to come back to Southampton with Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

Thompson feels that while it might take until next season to see Van Dijk’s good potential, the Netherlands universal can go ahead to be chief at the club.

“Might I venture to state it, he looks a future commander material,” Thompson revealed to Sky Sports. “The way he plays, with his essence, I would jump at the chance to figure he could develop into that part in an additional a year.

“He should be a superior coordinator, which will accompany encounter since you need that capacity to ensure everyone is sorted out, notwithstanding when you do not have a decent diversion yourself.”

 EPL’s best defender?

Le Tissier is in the assertion that the potential is there if Van Dijk can enhance his focus, recommending he is one of the Premier League’s best protectors.

“He has captaincy potential, but at the same time, there’s a piece of him which just switches off when it is a bit too simple, which if he will be a chief he needs to destroy from his diversion,” Le Tissier said.

“There’s unquestionably more to originate from him. Before his damage, he was straight up there with the best focus maneuvers in the Premier League, despite the fact that Toby Alderweireld is maybe a division better all-round defender due to that consistency.”

In the wake of recuperating from the lower leg damage which discounted him of the second 50% of last season, the Van Dijk missed quite a bit of Southampton’s pre-season as he prepared alone in the wake of demanding to leave the club.

Therefore, Thompson supposes it will require some investment for the player to get up to speed.

Best yet to come

“I concur with the remark that we will see the best of him next season when he has had a full pre-season after his wounds and his head not being in the perfect place for so long,” Thompson said.

“I believe he is awesome when getting it done, a Rolls Royce of a protector, perusing the diversion exceptionally well and absolutely an immense nearness at 6’4” with much speed.”

Van Dijk’s quality was put under a magnifying glass on Super Sunday when he came up against the Premier League’s driving goalscorer Harry Kane. The Netherlands universal had apparently helped climate a moment half tempest from the guests, just for a late foul on Erik Lamela to enable Spurs to grab a point from the spot.

“I thought he was very outstanding against Tottenham with the way they played Kane, who had one of his calmest diversions,” Thompson included. “He was top class in that first half. In the second half, he was more under strain and was unfortunate as he did not see Lamela.”

Not a one-man settle

Be that as it may, while trusting the arrangement suits the two gatherings, Le Tissier cautions Liverpool require more than Van Dijk on the off chance that they are to settle their backline, which has yielded seven objectives more than any of whatever left of the Premier League’s best five.

“I think the arrangement suits the two gatherings as Liverpool frantically required a protector and we (Southampton) got a world-record expense for a defender,” said Le Tissier. “As far as the value I think it is indeed a great business.

“Van Dijk will not be a one-man settle for their guarded mistakes alone and [Dejan] Lovren has gotten away from a touch of feedback for his blunder which prompted Kane’s first punishment given the debate.

“I think if Liverpool have realistic aspirations of the title then I think they require a superior focus back accomplice and goalkeeper. Joe Gomez can be the best protector. However, Lovren, Joel Matip, and Ragnar Klavan do not admire it.”

Liverpool will like to take each of the three focuses on Sunday as the fight for a best four total proceeds. However, one thing that looks certain is the chilly gathering anticipating Van Dijk when he comes back to St Mary’s.

“I wouldn’t anticipate that it will be that awesome, to be completely forthright,” included Le Tissier. “I’ve not seen an excessive number of players who have essentially gone on strike to compel a move to be compensated with a warm gathering, so I’d recommend he doesn’t expect excessively gratefulness on Sunday.”

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