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Gary Neville Claims Virgil van Dijk Has Made Liverpool More Formidable Defensively

Gary Neville believes Liverpool have grown enormously since signing Virgil van Dijk in January. 

Liverpool splashed out a club record fee of £75m to bring Van Dijk to Anfield after he impressed during his time with Southampton.

Whilst the cost of the deal raised some eyebrows initially, Van Dijk has seemingly justified his hefty price tag with some commanding performances at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast on Sunday, he said: “Liverpool have grown enormously in this last 12 to 18 months. The biggest change has been the defensive difference and the introduction of Van Dijk.

“The front three we’ve known about for 18 months, the introduction of Van Dijk has meant they look a formidable defensive team. With him there, they’ve got someone that can anchor the defence.”



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