Virgil van Dijk has enjoyed a remarkable start to his Liverpool career since his £75m move from Southampton in January.
Reds fans have warmed to their new hero and have now established a brilliant new song for the Dutchman - widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world.
The centre back has featured in the full 90 minutes of all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League matches this season, forming a notably strong partnership in defence with young England international Joe Gomez.
As per Dean Coombes on Twitter, the lyrics go as follows:
“He’s our centre half,
He’s our number four,
Watch him defend,
And watch him score,
He can pass the ball,
Calm as you like,
He’s Virgil van Dijk,
Virgil van Dijk.”
You know, just in case you want to join in when you go to Anfield.
Jürgen Klopp has said Virgil van Dijk will thrive on the responsibility of becoming a Liverpool captain following a vote.— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) October 26, 2018
“When I came in I built a players’ committee.There were five-six players including Lucas Leiva, Adam Lallana and Phil Coutinho.”https://t.co/chUeazMAJC
Mane’s brace in particular caught the eye on Merseyside, whilst Van Dijk’s ever-increasing role of importance was reflected as the Dutchman captained Jurgen Klopp’s side once more.
Callum Paterson’s strike was a mere consolation goal for the visitors, as Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to their Premier League campaign, surging to the top of the table in the process.
A win for Pep Guardiola’s champions would take City back to the top of the league as they look to successfully defend their title, with Liverpool three points above City as things stand with an inferior goal difference.