Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk has praised the progress made by Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold in an interview with the club’s official website.
The two fullbacks have been hailed across Europe over the last 18 months as they provided the creativity for Jurgen Klopp’s unstoppable machine.
Between them, they assisted 28 goals last season and were a key part of the Reds’ Champions League triumph.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Van Dijk said: “I have been consistent. I’ve been feeling great, with the help – obviously – of all my teammates. But everyone has been fantastic.
“If you look around the team, Robbo has had his best season ever. Trent has been amazing for such a young guy, so mature. And all the centre-backs. And obviously, the rest of the team have been performing at such a high level.”
Van Dijk was equally as important as he organised the back line during a truly memorable European Cup run but was also a key player at the other end of the pitch as he scored two goals and assisted another pair.
It’s a really strange feeling for Liverpool supporters to be heading into a new season with the expectation of being the best defensive side in the top flight.
The Reds conceded just 22 goals, the lowest tally in the league and will be hoping to better that next season as they aim to win a domestic league title for the first time in three decades.
With Liverpool biding their time in the transfer market, the hope is that Klopp is lining up a few top class deals to propel them into another remarkable season under the German.