How important is Van Dijk to Liverpool? Red Army star Murphy believes that without the Dutch central defender, the team will be much worse.
"Without Van Dijk, Liverpool will be much worse," Murphy said. "Without Van Dijk, they will be vulnerable defensively because he is the best in the world. He is the best I have ever seen. Okay, he is so good."
In an interview last year, Manchester City star Kompany had similar views. He even thought Van Dijk was the best central defender in Premier League history. "I would say it is Van Dyke. He may not be at the center of the stage for as long as Terry and Ferdinand, but his performance in the past few years has shown that if he stays in Liverpool longer, he will stay at the top for a long time."
"I want to say that, Liverpool before Van Dyke had two teams compared to after having him."