Jordan Henderson, captain of Liverpool called Virgil van Dijk “the strongest center-half in the world”, and also named the Dutchman a “true leader”.
The influence on those around him is not lacking, with Henderson telling the Liverpool Echo: “Virgil is a huge player to us. Everybody understands that. As he’s been at the club he has made such a huge improvement.”
“For all as a player, as an individual, as a leader. I really lack words to explain to him. He gives confidence in the squad and he’s only getting stronger and better. A real leader. He’s the world’s best center-half.”