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Virgil van Dijk admitted he was suffering from a cold leading up to the Premier League game vs. Wolves, but it certainly didn't show.
He was incredible at the back. Even getting himself a goal as he bagged his first league goal for Liverpool since his £75 million transfer.
van Dijk found the back of the net after being brilliantly picked out by Mohamed Salah, though his shining moment came up against the 'fastest player in the Premier League'.
The formidable Dutchman was one-on-one with Adama Traore and there was a surprising winner.
Not many defenders can keep up with Adama Traoré...
Virgil van Dijk did that... and put him in the floor. :dash: pic.twitter.com/ZOWl6tNplW
- Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) December 21, 2018
The Liverpool defender not only out-paced the speedy Spaniard but also appeared to floor him in unbelievable scenes.
Needless to say, it got Liverpool fans very, very excited.
Van Dijk on his goal: "It's amazing, I had a bit if a cold. I wasn't 100%." :astonished:- DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) December 21, 2018
Wow. What a physical specimen Virgil van Dijk is. Facing a footrace with the rapid Adama Traoré, he not only kept up but shoved him off the ball to win it back. Immovable object :muscle: #FPL #FantasyPL #lfc #WOLLIV
- David Munday (@DavidMunday815) December 21, 2018
Virgil van Dijk...I've ran out of words to describe the fella. Made Adama Traore look like Mauricio Pellegrino in a race down the byline, won every header, assured in possession, exceptional short & long passing & then finishes like a top-class striker. Absolute steal at £75m. :red_circle:
- Mick Moran (@m1cklfc) December 21, 2018
Virgil van Dijk - the only player in world football who can jog and still keep pace with Adama Traore.
The guy is a freak. An utter freak.
- Biggies Malls (@MoMoneyMoSalah) December 21, 2018
Van Dijk actually outsprinted Adama Traore today. What has happened to this world...............
- La Masia (@Youngcules) December 21, 2018
Forget his footballing ability, Adama Traore is fucking rapid. So quick. Van Dijk made him look like Rickie Lambert.
- Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) December 22, 2018
Van Dijk out-sprinting Adam Traore
Your centerbacks could never
- Rex (@ThatRexGuy) December 21, 2018
Kept a clean sheet, scored a goal and outpaced Traore. Not a bad night, Virgil.
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