Colossus display from Van Dijk and Matip has Liverpool fans dreaming of a new CB partnership next season (Tweets)

Southampton put in an impressive defensive display as they held league leaders Liverpool to goal-less stalemate at St.Marys. In a match where both sets of attackers failed to inspire any moments of brilliance, it was the defensive performances of two players that really stood out.

Liverpool summer signing Joel Matip was outstanding on the night against the physical presence of Charlie Austin. The Cameroonian, who has formed a solid partnership alongside former Saints man Dejan Lovren, restricted Southampton to just 3 shots on goal.

While Matip was excellent for Liverpool, Virgil Van Dijk was equally impressive at the opposite end for Southampton. In fact, so convincing was the Dutchman’s performance on the night that Liverpool fans are clamouring for Klopp to sign him.

Needless to say Southampton have a history with being the feeder club for Liverpool in recent times, having sold the likes of Clyne, Lallana, Lovren and Mane in the past few years.

Check out the best reactions after Van Djik’s performance versus Liverpool below:



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1 thought on “Colossus display from Van Dijk and Matip has Liverpool fans dreaming of a new CB partnership next season (Tweets)”

  1. I thought he was outstanding. Extremely quick and composed. Made a fantastic last ditch block tackle on Firmino stopping a certain goal.

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