Having watched a fair bit at Celtic I thought I knew what we were getting.
He’s pushed on enormously though and I think he’s starting to have a psychological effect on the oppo.......they just don’t believe they can hurt us with him there.
I watching watching the two cbs last night live and the difference between a good cb (Lovren) and an absolute worldie (Virgil) is so clear
Watch how many times Lovren was ever so slightly out of position in his reading which makes him have to slide and and take the ball as opposed to Virgil who reads everything and is always I the perfect position.. The amount of times he has had to go to ground in a slide tackle to recover something I think we could count on a minimal amount of fingers of one hand.
He reads, he steps across and uses his strength to take the ball.
Then add his role in Mane's first goal last night, opens his body, takes 4 players out of play before rolling it out to Robbo.