Jurgen Klopp didn’t hesitate from splashing the cash when it came to Virgil van Dijk, signing the Dutchman to add some muscle to his defence and if his recent training session is anything to go by, Liverpool have got an absolute beast on their hands.
The new number 4 was captured alongside his teammates, dwarfing everyone by some margin. The 6’4 centre-back’s intimidating frame in the picture is exactly the reason why Liverpool shelled out a world record fee to bring the former Southampton man to Merseyside.
Utterly dominant in the air coupled with a deceptive pace, Van Dijk has the potential to become one of best defenders of his generation.
For Liverpool fans, the photograph echoes their expectations of a dominant defender leading the backline like those from the days of Hyypia and Carragher.