Latest Liverpool news: Fans go crazy as Virgil van Dijk puts in monster performance against Bayern Munich
The 27-year-old missed the first leg of the Champions League tie against Bayern, but was back in the team for the second leg.
The centre-back was incredible during the game and kept Robert Lewandowski in his pocket for almost the entirety of the night.
The Dutchman played a role in two of our goals, and certainly enjoyed his time at the Allianz Arena knocking out Bayern.
Watch him defend and we watch him score
Van Dijk did his job at the back limiting Bayern’s attack but it was his long-ball that allowed Sadio Mane to score the opener.
There were some nerves when Bayern equalised via Joel Matip’s own goal but the Dutch defender rose tall in the second half to give us the lead.
Van Dijk seems to be scoring more this season and the defender notched up his fourth goal of the campaign for the Reds.
The Dutchman scored against Germany for the Netherlands in the Nations League, and it was his knockout blow that ended all hopes of the Bavarians making a comeback on Wednesday.
Van Dijk is leading our charge on all fronts, and suffice to say, some Liverpool fans could not stop loving the defender.
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) March 13, 2019
Future captain score (next season )
Vvd big man score on big occasion pic.twitter.com/du2Bg6Y789
— DarkJinX (@Max_goku96) March 13, 2019
BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLLLLDDDD
— Iver (@Iversev2) March 13, 2019
BEST CB IN THE WORLD
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@PrimeFirmino) March 13, 2019
MY FAVOURITE ‘WASTE OF 75M”
— Saucy Shaq (@_cp04_) March 13, 2019
Liverpool captain has won it
— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) March 13, 2019
Virgil Van Dijk is legitimately one of the best players on the planet right now. Defending is practically flawless and as of recently he’s scoring goals. Mental.
— MaxHolmes (@MaxEngHolmes) March 13, 2019
MY LEGEND YESSS!!!! pic.twitter.com/ZH2W1u28SZ
— M👑 (@Mosalmani_123) March 13, 2019
— nicole marie (@nicwhitaker__) March 13, 2019
Worth every penny of the £75m paid for him! 👏🏼👏🏼
— Bruce Lowe 🤨 (@BruceLowe88) March 13, 2019
van Dijk v Munich:
100% aerial duels won
100% shot accuracy
100% tackles won
— Ohh Campione! (@CampioneOhh) March 14, 2019
If there is one thing that tonight proved then it is the fact that Virgil van Dijk is head and shoulders above any central defender in the world right now. The Dutchman makes everything look so effortless defensively #FCBLIV #UCL
— Taylor Powling (@TPowlingSport) March 14, 2019
Goals and assists for Liverpool in this season’s #UCL:
⚽️ 3 goals
🅰️ 0 assists
⚽️ 3 goals
🅰️ 1 assist
⚽️ 2 goals
🅰️ 0 assists
Virgil van Dijk
⚽️ 1 goals
🅰️ 2 assists
Time Liverpool’s attacking trio expanded to a quartet? 🙃 pic.twitter.com/bAenbYDhwz
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 13, 2019
I urge all Liverpool fans to push the agenda with me.
• Van Dijk is the 3rd best player in the world right now after Messi and Ronaldo.
Pass it on.
— Señor🔰 (@EnRouteAnfield) March 13, 2019
Virgil Van Dijk defends, creates and scores goals. What more can you want?
— Noor Patterson (@NoorPatty) March 13, 2019
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