Liverpool’s talismanic defender Virgil van Dijk made sure Wolves winger Adama Traore was going nowhere, as the Reds secured a 2-0 win away at Molineaux last night.
van Dijk was also on the scoresheet for Liverpool as they extended their unbeaten run to 18 games. This means they will be top of the league for Christmas, four points clear of title rivals Manchester City.
In the second half, Adama Traore looked like he was through on goal and burst into the Liverpool half with gusto. However, van Dijk kept pace with his man and won the ball back with ease, barely breaking stride.
Traore was left on the floor, while van Dijk wasn’t even out of breathe.
This was Liverpool’s 11th clean sheet of the season and van Dijk has played a huge part in their defensive stability. His performances will be key if the Reds are to go all the way to winning their first Premier League title this season.
Watch van Dijk outpace Traore below.
Top marks for bravery from Arsenal’s goalscorer.
This latest incident won’t quieten his critics.
Are they actually improving under Unai Emery?
The latest in a long line of Brazilian recruits.
No prizes for getting No.1.
Who gets the best value out of their transfers?
A wonderful sight to behold.
One of Man Utd’s great sliding doors moments.
There’s a lot of nonsense.
“This is real football, not the Primera División.”