Alisson Pays Tribute to Virgil van Dijk

18/06/2019 4:23 PM

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson says that having Virgil van Dijk ahead of him in the centre of the Reds defence makes a huge difference.

Both Alisson and van Dijk arrived at Anfield during 2018 for big fees, but both have had a transformative effect on the European champions.

“He gives a lot of confidence for the team and the players,” Alisson told “When you have Virgil van Dijk – the giant – on the pitch, maybe it scares the opposition.

“For me, he is special. I have great defenders [in front of me] – Joel, Joe Gomez, Dejan. Everyone did a great job this season. But Virgil has something special, he is the big man.”