After just a month and a half at the club, Virgil van Dijk has settled in nicely and Daniel Agger is excited to see what he accomplishes in a red jersey.
Liverpool bought the Dutchman for £75 million last month and although there is no denying the 26-year-old has had a few issues settling, it’s clear that he is now finding his rhythm at the back for the Reds.
Along with being a top defender on his own, van Dijk has been praised highly in the last two weeks for the way in which he has helped Loris Karius and Dejan Lovren increase their own performance levels.
Van Dijk has been described as “a Rolls Royce of a player” by many Liverpool fans and his incredible long-range passing helped the Merseysiders unlock Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Former Liverpool central defender Daniel Agger is impressed by van Dijk’s form and is expecting a lot from the Dutchman.
“I watched him play before and he is a really strong player. Taking the step from Southampton to Liverpool is not always easy, but it’s impressive how he’s started,” Agger told Liverpoolfc.com.
“He looks like he’s going in and looks like he is in charge. As a defender, as a team, it’s important to have a man like that. It’s still early, but I hope he can bring the best out of those around him at the back.”
Agger visited Liverpool’s training camp in sunny Marbella as Klopp looks to take advantage of the fact that the Reds don’t have FA Cup commitments this weekend and has taken his players for a four-day camp in Spain.
“I briefly caught up with most of the lads, but most of them I haven’t really played with,” said the 33-year-old. “There are a few still around – I had a good chat with Hendo and it’s always nice to see him.”
Daniel Agger also spoke about the incredible front three that Klopp has at his disposal, with Salah, Mane and Firmino scoring a combined 63 goals this season.
“I am lucky I didn’t have to come up against them!” Agger said.
“Every time we’ve got the ball going forward, it’s dangerous. It’s something that is so important for a team because no matter if you concede one or two, you know you have the power to get back [into the game].”