Comparing Liverpool’s record with and without Virgil van Dijk since 2018

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Since joining Liverpool from Southampton in 2018, Virgil van Dijk has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. 

Van Dijk has helped the Reds win the Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup, but now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a heavy challenge by Jordan Pickford.

We’ve taken a closer look at Liverpool’s record with and without the 29-year-old in the starting XI in all competitions since his debut in January 2018 up to but not including the Everton clash, given he had to leave the field after just 10 minutes.

With Van Dijk starting

Played: 129
Won: 91
Drawn: 19
Lost: 19

Goals for: 285
Goals against: 122

Points per game: 2.26
Win rate: 70.5%
Loss rate: 14.7%
Goals per game: 2.2
Goals against per game: 0.94

READ: The making of Virgil van Dijk: ‘Quick, strong, confident’…and a handy striker

Without Van Dijk starting

Played: 14
Won: 6
Drawn: 5
Lost: 3

Goals for: 24
Goals against: 22

Points per game: 1.64
Win rate: 42.9%
Loss rate: 21.4%
Goals per game: 1.71
Goals against per game: 1.57


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