Van Dijk Tells Klopp The Perfect Player To Partner Him At Centre-Back

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has seemingly told Jurgen Klopp that Joe Gomez is the perfect player to partner him at centre-back.

The Dutchman revealed this during a Twitter Q&A on Tuesday night, in which he answered questions from fans about his life, Liverpool, and his interests.

Van Dijk has been a mainstay at centre-back ever since joining from Southampton in 2018 but has been partnered with a number of players, most notably: Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

The latter is the man he has spent the most time playing alongside, but he also enjoyed a good spell stood next to Matip when Gomez picked up an injury.

Over the years the Reds have been linked to other centre-backs in passing.

Matthijs de Ligt was talked about prior to his move to Juventus, as the Dutchman plays alongside Van Dijk for the Holland national team.

But it seems Klopp has got it spot on once again by playing Van Dijk with Gomez.

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Responding to the question: “Out of any centre half to have ever played, who would you most like to have played alongside?” Van Dijk simply replied: “Joe Gomez.”

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