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Liverpool Fans Loved Virgil Van Dijk Beating Newcastle's Press, Showed So Much Composure

Nasir Jabbar

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Liverpool Fans Loved Virgil Van Dijk Beating Newcastle's Press, Showed So Much Composure

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​Liverpool fans absolutely loved the composure Virgil van Dijk demonstrated during his side's victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Van Dijk starred at the back as Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners at Newcastle to keep the pressure on Manchester City. 

Naby Keita scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute, but Liverpool supporters were talking about their colossal defender following the result. 

In particular, a moment in the first half which showed Van Dijk beating Newcastle's press in a sublime sequence. 

Allan Saint-Maximin​ and Miguel Almiron pounced on the Dutchman after he received the ball from Alisson.

The Newcastle duo pressed Van Dijk, who brilliantly evaded their efforts by skipping past them before picking out Andy Robertson.

Fans online loved Van Dijk's defending against Newcastle. 

One Twitter user wrote: "His composure is mind blowing!"

A second tweeted:​ "He just makes great defending look so easy."​

A third added: "He doesn't panic."​

Image: PA
Image: PA

Speaking ahead of Liverpool's trip to Newcastle, Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on Van Dijk and believes the 30-year-old is enjoying an 'invincible' spell in his career. 

"​There's a time in your career where you feel invincible, where you can take on any situation, and he's in that space now," he said on BT Sport. 

"I asked him if he felt better before his injury or after, and he led me to believe now he's in tip-top condition.

"It's the consistency that he's got, but it's impacting big games and making sure you're decisive with decision making. The more he does, the more impactful and a beast he becomes."

Topics: Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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