Leicester City assistant coach Kolo Toure says he has discovered how attackers can “get something’ from Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
Former Arsenal defender has said attackers should look to get in a 1-v-1 situation with Van Dijk, as that would expose his defense line a bit more, and players can get the best against Liverpool.
The Liverpool defender in his 157 appearances has 60 clean sheets, 13 goals and three assists, a total of 277 interceptions and 920 clearances, the Dutchman has a 70% tackle success.
Virgil Van Dijk, 29, has just completed a second successive season as a Reds player playing a vital role in the team’s campaign, which won the team its first Premier League title in 30 years.
The Dutch player is regarded as one of the best center-back in the world today, but the Leicester City coach, who played in a similar position for the Reds between 2013-2016, believes more players should go toe to toe with the defender as he thinks he is beatable.
However, Toure reiterated the quality of the Liverpool defender he told.
Stars Perform News “He’s an unbelievable player, he’s a top player. He’s got speed, height; he can jump. He’s got the technique. He can switch the game with his long passes. He has got everything.
“I haven’t seen many players challenge him one on one. In my opinion, that’s his weakness! He’s really tall, and if you really attack him with the ball, he can struggle, but he so clever.
He’s a really clever player. He’s got Joe Gomez on his side, good players on his team to help him as well. There are good players around him, and I think that makes his game easy, but I think he’s so many qualities.”