Jamie Carragher raves about ‘outstanding’ Liverpool FC star

The Liverpool FC legend believes Virgil van Dijk was immense in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday night

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: Paddy Power

Jamie Carragher shed light on why he named Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool FC’s man of the match in a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The Netherlands international started at the heart of Jurgen Klopp’s defence alongside English starlet Joe Gomez at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool FC came up against their former record striker Christian Benteke, who was offloaded under Klopp following a difficult 2015-16 season.

The Reds broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time after James Milner scored from the penalty spot following Mamadou Sakho’s foul on Mohamed Salah in the area.

The Merseyside outfit managed to weather some pressure from Palace in the second half before Sadio Mane netted their second goal in the English capital at Selhurst Park.

Van Dijk has helped Liverpool FC to keep successive clean sheets following a 4-0 win against West Ham United in their Premier League opener.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher lavished praise on Van Dijk after his commanding performance in a 2-0 victory over Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night.

“Gomez was outstanding,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “Monday night and the games in the future is the reason why you spend £75m on Van Dijk.

“He wins the first header and the next cross comes in and he wins the header to lead to the goal.

“Gomez and Van Dijk were fantastic but Van Dijk got the nod.”

Liverpool FC will welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Anfield on Saturday afternoon after Chris Hughton’s side were 3-2 winners against Manchester United at the Amex Stadium last weekend.

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