Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has brazenly acknowledged the tempo of Leicester City’s star Patson Daka.
Van Dijk is not any slouch himself, and is among the quickest defenders round, however even struggled to take care of the tempo of the Leicester striker, whose tempo he described as “loopy fast” when talking BT Sport throughout a post-match interview following his sides 2-0 win over The Foxes.
He mentioned: “We wish to hold a excessive line as a result of we all know we will win the ball up excessive. It’s the danger it’s a must to take.
“As we speak, I performed towards Patson Daka, who’s loopy fast in my view, so it’s a must to be prepared.”
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Daka, a summer time signing from RB Salzburg, has scored 9 objectives in whole for Brendan Rodgers aspect, 4 of which have come within the Premier League.
He’s a good distance off of emulating the ageing Jamie Vardy by way of his peak Premier League numbers or influence. However Daka has give you some large objectives for Leicester already.
In one other actuality, Daka could be on the identical aspect because the Dutchman. On his Here We Go Podcast in September, Fabrizio Romano revealed the now 23-year-old would have been signed by The Reds in the summertime if they’d been in a position to offload Swiss worldwide Xherdan Shaqiri and tremendous sub Divock Origi.
It’s humorous how the switch market can result in a cascading of transfers occurring or not occurring.