Liverpool’s colossal defender Virgil Van Dijk, in a recent interview, revealed that he unintentionally broke one of Jurgen Klopp’s rules a moments before his Reds’ much-awaited debut.
The German gaffer had insisted his team not to touch the famous ‘This Is Anfield’ sign before winning any title.
Van Dijk insisted, “I forgot to [touch it] in the opening game of [this] season, but I actually touched it in my very first game against Everton because I didn’t know there was a rule! After that, I heard about it. Maybe I will touch it in the future.”
However, since then the tables have turned and the past glory has come Liverpool’s feet. Klopp has sensationally revolutionalized Liverpool and has converted them into a European superpower, a crew which is deadly in all aspects of football.
Last year, former Borussia Dortmund coach fired Liverpool to an astounding Champions Glory and almost won the league title.
While elaborating more about the heights achieved by Reds’ defense Van Dijk insists,
”It’s a credit to everyone,”. “Anfield is obviously a very difficult place to come for every team.
“As defenders – and everyone in the team – we try to keep a clean sheet because we know if we do that we have a big chance to win the game.”
“We always get opportunities, we’ll always be dangerous in front of goal and we’ll always create chances. So we know if we keep a clean sheet we have a big chance to win.”
How we defend all together, how we press together – it starts up front – we can make life difficult for everyone.
Van Dijk has completely turned Liverpool’s fortunes when it comes to defense. While, he has brought so much more than defense, to be honest, and he has uplifted a big role in last year’s Champions League triumph. Yet again this year, he will have an immensely crucial role for the Anfield club as they look to win more trophies.