Carragher: Van Dijk needs to lose a bit of weight

Jonathan Hernandez
February 2, 2018

Carragher claimed that the Reds' club-record signing Van Dijk has been looking slightly portly since his £75million move from Southampton.

"I am very happy with him", Klopp told a media conference ahead of Sunday's clash with Tottenham.

"He is a big and tall player - that's how it is".

The question has to be: 'Is OK good enough for Liverpool?'

Van Dijk is likely to replace Dejan Lovren, who was substituted after 31 minutes at Wembley having endured a torrid time against Harry Kane, even if Klopp accepts the Dutchman is still getting to grips with his methods. Telling everyone we progress is one thing, but you need something to show for it.

"I like games like this, when you know what they are going to do but it's hard to deal with".

"We played well against Liverpool at home when we beat them 4-1 and so we have to go there full of confidence".

"I know how they react in different situations physical-wise, that's why they played and Virgil didn't play", the 50-year-old expanded, disclosing that he spoke personally with Van Dijk and that he "expected it".

His exit came after the £75m arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, but Liverpool did not pursue a direct replacement for Coutinho. He can bring a lot of things in already and that's good.

Klopp said: "Oh [I have] nothing [to say]. Wow!

The defending style of our defending is different to Southampton, that's why it makes sense that you get used to it". "Then we thought it makes sense to rotate [against Huddersfield]".

Virgil van Dijk, Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Ings have been added to #LFC's @ChampionsLeague squad for the remainder of the tournament. "You miss a player for a week and you think "OK, we need another player", he is quoted by the Birmingham Mail.

"They've got some fast players and past year we didn't cope with that very well and we were poor throughout the whole team".

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