Sven-Goran Eriksson lavished praise on Liverpool centre-back

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Sven-Goran Eriksson lavished praise on Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutch international has proved himself as perhaps the best defender in the world thanks to his impressive performances for Liverpool. Since joining the club from Southampton, Virgil Van Dijk has amassed 11 goals and five assists in 107 matches across all competitions so far.

Sven-Goran Eriksson was all praise for the 28-year-old defender and said that he is ‘out of this world’. Speaking to the Times, the former Manchester City and England manager said: “This Liverpool have everything, and the best thing they did is buy Van Dijk. You can attack with a lot of people because he will always sort out one against one at the back. If you have Van Dijk you can do whatever you want, he is out of this world.”

Virgil Van Dijk was signed in 2018 to help resolve Liverpool’s defensive issues. The Dutchman has done precisely and is a crucial reason why the side have the best defensive record in the Premier League this campaign.

He is a rock at the back while his aerial ability has also seen him head in a few goals. This campaign, Virgil Van Dijk has featured in 35 matches for Liverpool, scoring four goals while providing an assist. He will be needed to maintain his consistency if Jurgen Klopp’s side are to win the Premier League and the Champions League this campaign.