A BIG WORRY
Since Van Dijk joined Liverpool they've never lost at home
Real Madrid play Liverpool in the Champions League final on 28 May. Virgil van Dijk is the best central defender in the world, his stats prove it.
Van Dijk joined Liverpool on February 4, 2018. Since then he's never lost a home game (Anfield) in the Premier League.
The Dutchman has played 64 games in front of the Kop and is yet to taste defeat: 55 wins and 9 draws. The Premier is the most competitive league in the world...
Before signing Van Dijk, Liverpool's last trophy came in 2012. Since then they've won the Champions League (2019), European Super Cup (2019)...
Club World Cup 2019, Premier League 2020, League Cup 21/22 and the FA Cup 21/22. The best $90M the club ever spent.
The Dutch defender came off during the FA Cup with a strain and is doubtful for the Champions League Final.
Still, coach Klopp remains optimistic and has "no doubts Salah And Van Dijk will be in the final in Paris."
Looking at the stats, when Van Dijk doesn't play it has a big impact. Liverpool have played 19 games at home without him and only won 10...
...with 3 draws and 6 defeats. Just 52% win rate when he's not there. And a 55% win rate in the Champions League without him.
This season he's scored three goals and had one assist. Despite his physical presence and height he doesn't score many headers from corners.
Despite not being his best season, he's got a 90% pass rate and 4 aerial battles won per game. Stats to be the defender of the year.
In 2018/2019 he set an incredible record: 64 games without anyone beating him in any competition.
That year he played against Messi, Hazard, Mbappé, Neymar... and nobody beat him. He also picks up very few yellow cards
diet and training regime of the Liverpool star