This man is by far the best CB in the Prem.
He literally elevates the level of every other center-back he plays with.
Remember Lovren before VVD? Looked bad most of the time and was getting crushed week in week out by the fans and media. VVD comes in and by the end of last season I was praying Lovren stays fit because I thought we had found the correct pair.
Lovren is injured at WC and Gomez starts the season and I'm like meh! To young, only managed to get in and out of the squad, is he a proper CB or a RB? Couple of months later and the VVD effect magic worked so good that we managed to to have the most clean sheets in the PL whole conceding the least amount of goals. He elevated Gomez's level so much that he went from being a player in and out of the squad to a player we felt we can't do without.
Gomez gets injured and we're like f***! Matip is bad memories of the times he was playing alongside Lovren. But what do you know? 3 games into it and guess what? Not only does Matip looks like he's been playing from the start of the season, but he also looks about 3 times better than last season.
That cold blooded attitude, that commanding presence, the way he sets up his back line and communicates with everybody around him and that absolute domination in the air! He is the true flying Dutchman!
VVD is worth every single penny and then some more! I'm glad Klopp waited for him. This is a prime example of spending big the right way.
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