Kopites have been spoilt rotten in the last couple of seasons. Michael Edwards and Jürgen Klopp have built a side that have swept all before them and have done so with a swagger, this Liverpool side are a class above. Few players ooze class quite like the Reds’ talismanic centre half and Liverpool fans have once again been left drooling after a nonchalant piece of skill by Virgil van Dijk against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Liverpool fans have been drooling over a move by Virgil van Dijk against Brighton

Liverpool fans have been drooling over a move by Virgil van Dijk against Brighton. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Dutchman doesn’t typically have much to do when we come up against lesser opposition. When he does have to move he seems to be three steps ahead, he seems to have played out the entire scenario in his head before the forward has even made up his mind.

Whilst Van Dijk had more to do than usual against Brighton he wasn’t overworked by any stretch of the imagination. The defender kept control at the back whilst the Reds strolled to a 3-1 victory at the Amex Stadium.

In the second half Big Virg was raised from his slumber and took the opportunity to nod the ball over the striker’s head to himself before playing the ball on. Kopites have been drooling at the nonchalance.

One Twitter user questioned how the defender could have the audacity to pull off such a move.

Another Tweet trying to play it off as the most normal thing in the world to head the ball to yourself with a striker in the way.

It is this unshakeable composure that has made Van Dijk the best defender on the planet.

 

It was so pleasing to watch that all we could do was chuckle away at how lucky we are.

Virgil is actually so good so consistently that he has made it impossible for himself to get a Man of the Match award.

One account was utterly spellbound by the move, pointing out that the defender is making a mockery of the game.

Van Dijk makes it look so easy that he seems almost miffed when he has to do something.

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