Liverpool have recently been consistently pointed towards as a paragon of shrewd transfer policy. The Reds have identified weaknesses in the team and moved to plug those gaps effectively. There can be few more impactful modern day signings than our move for Big Virg. We believe Virgil van Dijk could become a vital coach for Liverpool once he retires from playing.

Liverpool should look at keeping Virgil van Dijk on as a coach when he retires from playing.

Liverpool should look at keeping Virgil van Dijk on as a coach when he retires from playing. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in 2018, paying the Saints a record breaking £75m for the towering defender.

The Reds had long been struggling at the back. Dejan Lovren had been brought in from Southampton some years earlier in order to steady the backline but he never fulfilled that promise.

His influence can’t be underestimated. Not only has the Dutchman plugged a leaky defence, he has improved every player around him.

Big Virg turned Joel Matip into a world beater and has now cemented Joe Gomez’s place as one of the best young defenders in the world.

With the ex-Southampton man considered one of the best centre backs of the modern day, we should do all we can to keep ahold of him for as long as possible.

 

When Virgil van Dijk retires Liverpool should look at giving him a role as a coach at the club.

Imagine it: our best ever defender, coaching the next generation of the Liverpool rearguard. Joe Gomez is six years younger than Van Dijk, JoGo would benefit from The Reds keeping his older brother around.

Youngsters such as Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp Van Den Berg would also benefit from having Virgil there to help them work on their craft.

If we don’t keep him, we could lose him to another side. He is sure to be sought after when decides to hang up his boots, he loves the club – why let him leave?

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