Seven stats behind Virgil van Dijk’s incredible unbeaten run at Anfield

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In the case of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk there are many incredible facts you could point to that prove him as one of the world’s foremost centre-backs.

But most incredible is his long unbeaten Premier League run at Liverpool’s sacred Anfield home. Since he signed for the club in January 2018, the centre-back has lost not a single home Premier League match.

We’ve trawled through the numbers to bring you seven stats that highlight just how incredible that unbeaten run is.

– With the victory against West Ham in March 2022, the run has now extended to a mammoth 60 Premier League games without a loss at Anfield for Van Dijk.

– Van Dijk has now set a new record for most home games for a single club without ever losing in the Premier League, surpassing Lee Sharpe.

– Of those 60 games, 52 have been wins and eight have been draws, leaving a total win rate of 86.6% at Anfield.

– This run includes four league games against Arsenal, three against Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham plus two against Manchester United.

– When he has played at Anfield in the league, Liverpool have kept 31 clean sheets and conceded just 39 goals. That’s an average of just 0.65 goals against per game.

– Without Van Dijk, Liverpool have lost six of their 18 home games in the Premier League since his signing. That’s a loss ratio of 33.3%.

– His home Premier League debut came on February 4th 2018 against Spurs in a 2-2 draw. At the time of writing, that means his unbeaten Premier League Anfield run has lasted 1490 days.


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