Joel Matip raves about ‘complete’ Liverpool FC star
Joel Matip heaps praise on Virgil van Dijk following his strong displays for Liverpool FC this season
Joel Matip has lavished praise on Virgil van Dijk following his fine performances for Liverpool FC this season.
Van Dijk has been earning lots of admiration for his solid displays at the back for the Reds this season as he helped Liverpool FC dramatically improve their defence.
The Reds have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season and that’s thanks in part to Van Dijk’s good performances for the Merseyside outfit.
Van Dijk will be hoping to help Liverpool FC keep a clean sheet when they take on Southampton in the Premier League on Friday night.
And Matip has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from Van Dijk since his move to Liverpool FC from Southampton back in January 2018.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Liverpool FC’s website, Matip said: “He’s a great defender.
“And being around him, I think everybody improves. He has had a big impact on the improvement. It’s great to play [with] him. He’s a complete defender and he knows what to do.
“Every defender does things a little bit differently. You always need some time to really know each other. This is normal. I think we need this time in a good way and this is working most of the time quite well.”
Liverpool FC are currently second in the Premier League table and a point behind Manchester City as the title race hots up.
Pep Guardiola’s men were 2-0 winners over Cardiff City on Wednesday night to continue their push towards the Premier League title.
Liverpool FC are aiming to win their first trophy since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at the club back in 2015.