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Mark Lawrenson praises Virgil van Dijk for his strong start to life at Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk Photo: Virgil van Dijk / Twitter

Mark Lawrenson has credited Virgil van Dijk with playing a big role in helping Liverpool FC to turn around their form this season.

The Netherlands defender signed for the Reds from Southampton in the January transfer window after relentless speculation linking him with a move to Anfield in the summer window last year.

Van Dijk has gone straight into the first team at the Merseyside outfit and has been a regular fixture in the starting line-up for Jurgen Klopp’s men

The defender helped Liverpool FC to book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night as they claimed a 2-1 victory over Manchester City to wrap up a 5-1 aggregate win.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson has been very impressed by what he has seen from Van Dijk in a Liverpool FC shirt so far this season.

Speaking to Irish radio station Newstalk, Lawrenson said: “Van Dijk is a really good player. He exudes confidence. He will have the odd off day. He did OK [against City].”

Van Dijk will be expecting to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a home clash against Bournemouth.

The Reds are currently in third place as they look to try and finish in the top four this season and secure a spot in next term’s Champions League.

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