Virgil van Dijk completed 90 minutes in the convincing win over Porto on Wednesday night – and the Liverpool fans on Twitter raved about the defender’s performance.
The Reds took total control of their last 16 Champions League clash with Porto as they recorded a 5-0 victory in the first leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s side made light work of the Portuguese outfit with a dominant display and will be supremely confident going into the return clash at Anfield as they near the quarter-finals.
The Merseyside club were in complete control at half-time as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah netted first-half goals, with the latter being the 30th of the season for the Egyptian.
Liverpool continued their dominance after the break as Roberto Firmino got on the scoresheet, while Mane added two more to complete a European hat-trick.
Liverpool fans on social media were particularly impressed by defender Van Dijk as he helped keep a clean sheet alongside centre-back partner Dejan Lovren.
The 26-year-old centre-back has settled quickly since his January switch and is becoming a popular figure with supporters already.
He made a colossal £75million move from Premier League rivals Southampton and has been tasked with improving Liveprool’s defensive frailties.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:
— Russ Anderson (@RussAnderson70) February 14, 2018
Unbelievable defending from van Dijk. ????
— Mik (@MikLFC) February 14, 2018
Van Dijk just commands the pitch and those around him. Proper quality
— Jared Ogle (@jayz20_lfc) February 14, 2018
— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) February 14, 2018
I know its early days but Van Dijk is ridiculously good. Like even better than i thought he'd be #LFC
— Ryan ?? (@RyanDry93) February 14, 2018
— C mitch (@westyorksturts) February 14, 2018
Virgil van dijk is worth every penny #LFC
— Damian (@Da7smith) February 14, 2018
Van Dijk so so composed on the ball #LFC
— Ghanshyam Shenoy (@shenoymaaam) February 14, 2018
— LIFEAROUND LFC (@MUFFDUFF69) February 14, 2018