Liverpools skipper has started the season as one of the best performers, and has answered any lingering doubts over his ability to get back to the top after a lacklustre 2022/23 season.
Van Dijk has not been shy about commenting on his exhaustion and his tough comeback from an ACL injury in 2020, which saw him drop well below his world-class standards.
Criticism has since come his way in seemingly every direction, but Reds will be delighted that the Dutchman has the feeling that I can do everything again.
My injury was very serious, it is not surprising that you have to get to know your knee again, so to speak, Klopp told Algemeen Dagblad, via Sport Witness.
But now I dont notice it anymore. I havent had to change much in my way of playing, I have the feeling that I can do everything again.
The stats certainly back that up, as per Squawka, Van Dijk has yet to be dribbled past in the Premier League, has not been dispossessed or had an error lead to a goal.
He truly is making everything look easy, just as he did years ago, and as they did back then, you have rival fans doing all they can to try and find any fault in his armour.
It comes after some heavy criticism in England and his native Netherlands, and even he can admit that last season was mediocre and sometimes even bad.
It’s official, Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back in the Premier League right now:
? Highest duel success (10+ contested)? 0 errors leading to shots? 0 dispossessions? 0 x dribbled past
VVD is back. ?
Squawka (@Squawka) November 14, 2023