Virgil van Dijk a future captain: This Liverpool legend thinks so

Ross Houston
February 9, 2018

"Our players have to be focusing on trying to give to our supporters good feeling, good attitude, with energy to try to be 100% on the pitch".

"I thought he was quite exceptional against Tottenham with the way they played Kane, who had one of his quietest games". It will not be a normal game, how can it be?

"I think I prefer that our fans are focused on supporting our players and getting behind us".

"I prefer our fans to be supportive of our (current) players, to be behind us". I don't think so but we will see but we can not make it too big.

"We have to be grateful with him, and now we have to think Virgil is part of the past", the Argentinian said. We have to accept it how it is: loud, not nice maybe, but still we have to play football.

Adam Lallana could also be available for selection against Saints despite his sending off playing for the Under 23 side last week. No-one at Southampton will say we have stolen him, it was a very public deal.

"Adam was not happy about the reaction as I wasn't, but it doesn't change my mind about Adam of course".

Van Dijk was formerly captain at Southampton prior to his £75m move, while Liverpool have lacked a regular skipper this season as a result of Jordan Henderson's injury problems - Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can and Simon Mignolet have all worn the armband.

"Since I'm in (at Liverpool) not only the players we have but half the Premier League if you ask "Where is he coming from".

"There have been a lot of good players from that area (Southampton)".

Van Dijk became the sixth Southampton player signed by Liverpool since 2014 - at a total cost of £171.5m and Klopp made light of sizable contingent at Anfield.

We saw against Tottenham that the hulking defender is capable of improving those around him as well as making a difference on his own and until he felled Erik Lamela in the box in the 93rd minute of the game, he was faultless.

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