Virgil van Dijk's Stats For Liverpool In The Premier League Are Genuinely Mind-Blowing
Virgil van Dijk was imperious for Liverpool against Wolves, and his statistics since joining Liverpool make for incredible reading.
On Friday night, Liverpool stretched their lead over Manchester City by four points following victory against Wolves.
Mohamed Salah pulled the strings, scoring the games opening goal then creating his sides second but van Dijk stole the show.
The 27-year-old was a rock at the back, seeing off the hosts threat and even getting on the score-sheet with a tidy finish, scoring his first Premier League goal for the club not to mention keeping yet another clean sheet.
He's one of the best defenders in the world and a set of remarkable statistics suggest he's easily the best defender in England's top flight.
- Most touches (2,846)
- Most minutes (2,845)
- Most passes (2,471)
- Most duels won (213)
- Most clearances (173)
- Most aerial duels won (155)
- Most interceptions (38)
- Most shots blocked (13)
Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool in the Premier League since his debut:
:red_circle: Most touches (2,846)
:red_circle: Most minutes (2,845)
:red_circle: Most passes (2,471)
:red_circle: Most duels won (213)
:red_circle: Most clearances (173)
:red_circle: Most aerial duels won (155)
:red_circle: Most interceptions (38)
:red_circle: Most shots blocked (13)
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2018
van Dijk cost £75 million from Southampton and he's proving to be an excellent signing.
His performance was the talk of social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Virgil van dijk could shit himself in the middle of the night and still wake up with a clean sheet #WOLLIV
- Craig Thompson (@craigt2801) December 21, 2018
Van Dijk is the best defender the world has ever seen. Fight me if you disagree
- Dan. (@DanCampbell98) December 21, 2018
Whether Liverpool win the league or not, Virgil Van Dijk could easily win PFA Player of the Year. Man-of-the-Match for what must be the 10th time this season.
- Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) December 21, 2018
Van Dijk is the best defender in the league IMO.
Best in Europe thou, I'm not having.
Chiellini, Varane, Ramos, Godin, Koulibaly, Bonucci....
- Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) December 21, 2018
Virgil van Dijk is immense. What a signing for Liverpool :clap::clap::clap: #WOLLIV
- Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) December 21, 2018
Just how bloody good is van Dijk?!