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Joel Matip reveals how 'complete defender' Virgil van Dijk has shored up Liverpool's defence

February 11, 2018 12:02 PM
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January signing Virgil van Dijk, claiming that the Dutchman is 'a complete defender', who can help resolve the Reds' problems at the back. The 26-year-old had a dream start to his career at Anfield, scoring the winner in their 2-1 win over Everton in the third round of the FA Cup.

in January in a bid to strengthen themselves at the back after struggling to strike a balance between attack and defence. The former Celtic man has since gone a long way in alleviating their problems at the back, despite giving away a penalty in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham last weekend.

Matip is convinced that his addition has made Liverpool better and that his physicality and ability on the ball makes him the perfect match for a Jurgen Klopp side which thrives on their attacking prowess. He is also well spoken and a team man whose addition means that even if a few players are unavailable at the back, there will be no drop in quality.


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