Liverpool complete an year since they broke their transfer record to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton and it is very evident he was what they needed all along.
Jurgen Klopp’s men since then have been on a dream run to Kyiv where they lost out to a sensational Real Madrid, spent the cash solidifying areas of weakness and added vital depth which sees them end the year on top of the Premier League table.
Van Dijk and Brazil number 1, Alisson, have been the two biggest signings of 2018 hands down. The former shutting down opponents left, right and center and the latter parrying off the odd one that does make it past the Dutch giant.
The Brazilian has carried on his form from his time with Serie A giants Roma, as he enjoys one of the highest save percentages in the Premier League. After impressive performances like the one in the derby and his double save against Newcastle well and truly mean he has earned his clean sheets.
Alongside Van Dijk, they truly are the spine of Liverpool and teams have to be at the top of their game to find the net against the Reds. Check out a photo of the duo doing the rounds below –
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After yet another impressive performance, this time against former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United, the red half of Merseyside enjoy their best ever start to a Premier League season and they sit comfortably on top, favourites to win their first league title in more than 28 years and it all can be credited to their defensive stability which has seen them conceded a mere 7 goals and keep 12 clean sheets.