Shocker for Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk out vs Man City

Shocker for Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk out vs Man City

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Virgil van Dijk out vs Man City

Former Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is going to have wait a little longer to make his Liverpool debut in the Premier League.

The 75 million pound Dutch defender scored the winner in front of the Kop against Everton in the FA Cup.

However, hours before Sunday’s huge Premier League match at Anfield with Man City, the Liverpool Echo have confirmed that VVD is out of the game.

Shocker for Liverpool: VVD debut postponed

The Echo broke the bad news as follows:

Virgil van Dijk is set to miss Liverpool’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City at Anfield today.

The ECHO understands that the £75million centre-back has been hampered by a tight hamstring and is unlikely to be risked against the leaders.

That’s a nightmare for Jurgen Klopp heading into one of the biggest games of the season.

Liverpool are likely to line up Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip at the heart of their defence against Man City.

Will that duo be able to stop Sergio Aguero from scoring? Interestingly, the Argentine has never managed to score at Anfield in his Premier League career.

‘Virgil van Dijk is better than Alan Hansen’

Ahead of the super Sunday clash at Anfield, Graeme Souness has previewed the game in the Sunday Times.

Souness argued that Virgil van Dijk, who has yet to win a major trophy in England, is better than Liverpool legend Alan Hansen:

Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back Liverpool have had since Alan Hansen, but the 26-year-old Holland international is better in the air than Alan was. 

(Van Dijk) always plays within himself, which is a great sign. He has always got another yard or gear to find, and that’s why he reminds me of Alan.

During his time at Liverpool, Alan Hansen won the lot.

He won the First Division title eight times, the European Cup three times and the Super Cup once. He also lifted the League Cup three times and the FA Cup twice.

Also see: Liverpool vs Manchester City predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

Liverpool’s Thomas Lemar vs Christian Pulisic equation complicated by Man United.

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January 14, 2018 at 03:13AM

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