Liverpool fans might be overjoyed with the signing of Virgil van Dijk, but according to Graham Souness, they shouldn’t get too excited just yet.
That’s because the Sky Sports pundit thinks the defender is one of the top players around, and could potentially be even better – meaning he won’t be at Liverpool for long, with Souness even comparing it to the Philippe Coutinho situation, noting the player did well for Liverpool, attracted interest from Barcelona and then left to further his career.
Souness said on Sky Sports: “I really rate him highly, I’m surprised Liverpool ended up with him,
“I thought even the big two in Spain might have come sniffing for him.
“Definitely Man City, I think they could do with him or someone like him. There’s not too many Virgil van Dijk’s out there.
“I was like most people when he came from Scotland where it was all too easy for him, I thought he would find life difficult, he didn’t, it’s the same Virgil van Dijk.
“He’s someone that plays that would appear to always have another gear available to him.
“He’s never extended in anything he does and that’s a great sign of a football player when he makes it look so easy.
“I think he’s not going to solve all of Liverpool’s ills defensively but he will go a large way to solving many of those…