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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      noggin
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #270: Jan 28, 2018 11:45:24 am
      The two donkeys at full back were the root of our problems last night, although it does look like Virgil is trying to be everywhere, needs stability and to trust his colleagues.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #271: Jan 28, 2018 12:02:07 pm
      Needs to step up ASAP
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #272: Jan 28, 2018 12:59:39 pm
      Should have vacated his man for 1st goal instead of letting Rodriguez run past him also on two occasions just left the ball for someone else . Early days but agree needs to step up the ante
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #273: Feb 11, 2018 08:00:47 pm
      Early days in his LFC career, but already looking like he could develop into one of our best defenders.
      Has ALL the attributes.
      Just need to find the best partner. Thought Matip did OK, tho had a few ropey moments. Expect Lovren to be back in for Porto...
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #274: Feb 11, 2018 10:40:25 pm
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #275: Feb 11, 2018 10:41:57 pm

      He's boss.
      Saw the Lucas montages are up already after this. :D
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #276: Feb 11, 2018 10:43:13 pm
      Quality - straight outta the Lucas playbook.....
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #277: Feb 11, 2018 11:20:16 pm
      He will be captain next year, if he’s not, I’ll be dumbfounded.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #278: Feb 11, 2018 11:38:10 pm
      Need to find him a partner now. Matip seems to be a bargain basement version of Virgil rather than a partner. I would actually be interested to see how he goes with Klavan.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #279: Feb 12, 2018 12:27:09 am
      No surprise that this lad is quality. If we could find a partner of similar quality we'd be flying!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #280: Feb 12, 2018 12:39:37 am
      He's boss.
      Saw the Lucas montages are up already after this. :D

      Argh, I mis-read and gave you a +1, I think you should return the favour and give me one!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #281: Feb 12, 2018 01:25:58 am
      Need to find him a partner now. Matip seems to be a bargain basement version of Virgil rather than a partner. I would actually be interested to see how he goes with Klavan.

      Said that myself mate, Klavan and VVD look the right mix.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #282: Feb 12, 2018 02:18:10 am
      I personally love how he dealt with today’s abuse from the Southampton fans and also how vocal he is when organizing our back line.
      Great to see that finally from a commanding defender for us.
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      Reply #283: Feb 12, 2018 02:31:30 am
      Said that myself mate, Klavan and VVD look the right mix.

      I actually miss big Rag from the starting lineup. He was absolutely superb throughout the Christmas period for us and probably deserved a bit more this last month or so.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #284: Feb 12, 2018 02:10:48 pm
      The calm cushioned header back to Karius in which our keeper sets off the attack that gets our first goal is something I found hard to imagine Dejan Lovren doing even if VVD made it look so standard. I'm convinced that Lovren would have mistimed the jump and allowed the ball to float over his head to the Southampton player on the left, leaving him with the opportunity for a cross/shot in the box and possibly a Southampton goal. Instead it's calmly dealt with by Van Dijk and Karius sets us off for us to score in a matter of seconds.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YakkL9VM1NU

      Likewise, with Mignolet as keeper Firmino's goal at the other end doesn't happen because, well, Mignolet would still be holding on to that ball right now to be honest.

      « Last Edit: Feb 12, 2018 02:31:32 pm by Frankly, Mr Shankly »
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #285: Feb 13, 2018 01:15:44 am
      VVD ?

      Mr Smooth.   Effortless what he does.  Worth every penny of his transfer fee.


      Everyone we are buying is pure quality.  No "squad" fodder.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #286: Feb 14, 2018 09:53:46 pm
      Another excellent performance from big man VVD
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #287: Feb 14, 2018 10:05:06 pm
      I can't remember how long it's been since I have felt comfortable facing a set piece. Virgil is the new Sami.


      https://twitter.com/lfcdata/status/963892992808538112
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #288: Feb 14, 2018 10:12:35 pm
      I’m just gonna leave this here......there were a few naysayers in summer and even January saying 1) “he’s never a £75m player”; 2) “not even the best in the Prem”; 3) “not gonna stroll it like in Scotland”.....

      So just to clarify......

      1) he is
      2) he is
      3) yes, he is
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #289: Feb 14, 2018 10:14:55 pm
      Beast, total command of the back, Lovren & Karius bouncing off the big man too..

      Snip at £75 million.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #290: Feb 14, 2018 11:00:31 pm
      Another flawless game.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #291: Feb 15, 2018 03:29:53 am
      I don't fear corners anymore, that was worth the money alone.

      Rolls Royce defender.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #292: Feb 15, 2018 08:10:55 am
      Just like Shankly said to the press when he signed big Ron Yeats can be applied to Van Dijk.

      ‘Take a walk around my centre-half, gentlemen, he’s a colossus!’
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #293: Feb 15, 2018 08:52:29 am
      I actually think communication seems to be his biggest strength.

      He walks around the pitch like he owns it, proper centre back.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #294: Feb 15, 2018 09:40:36 am
      I actually think communication seems to be his biggest strength.

      He walks around the pitch like he owns it, proper centre back.
      Looks like someone you don't f**k about with an all,the type of player who would probably give you a slap if you didn't do your job properly & ive missed that kind of attitude a lot since Sammi left.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #295: Feb 15, 2018 11:53:41 am
      I actually think communication seems to be his biggest strength.

      He walks around the pitch like he owns it, proper centre back.
      He does own it Mags, from the minute he steps on it.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #296: Feb 15, 2018 12:24:26 pm
      Defensively he's obviously very good, both aerially and on the deck, but what I like most is how comfortable he is on the ball. For a team that has to play out of the back line when opponents sit in their own half, it's such a strength to have.

      It's not just the defence that's better with him in it, it's the whole team.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #297: Feb 15, 2018 03:36:23 pm
      Need to find him a partner now. Matip seems to be a bargain basement version of Virgil rather than a partner. I would actually be interested to see how he goes with Klavan.

      Know this was post three days before the Porto game, but don't you think that VVD is appearing to be drawing the best out of Lovren...? Finale have a voice in defense, someone that is taking charge
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #298: Feb 15, 2018 03:41:31 pm
      The calm cushioned header back to Karius in which our keeper sets off the attack that gets our first goal is something I found hard to imagine Dejan Lovren doing even if VVD made it look so standard. I'm convinced that Lovren would have mistimed the jump and allowed the ball to float over his head to the Southampton player on the left, leaving him with the opportunity for a cross/shot in the box and possibly a Southampton goal. Instead it's calmly dealt with by Van Dijk and Karius sets us off for us to score in a matter of seconds.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YakkL9VM1NU

      Likewise, with Mignolet as keeper Firmino's goal at the other end doesn't happen because, well, Mignolet would still be holding on to that ball right now to be honest.

      A odd one or two mistakes by Lovren, but the thing that i noticed the most was that he (Lovren that is) was not doing his usual thing and trying to dive in and win those 60/40 balls that were in favor of the opposition and either getting beat or giving away stupid fouls and I think that is down to VVD
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #299: Feb 15, 2018 04:33:30 pm
      In awe of this fella after watching him live from the 3rd row against Porto. Proper leader, something we badly needed. I don't care about the armband, I'm just glad we have such a personality in our team. Not a bad player either! ;D

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