There's no doubting that Liverpool are one of the best sides in the Premier League when it comes to attacking and scoring goals. The Reds have one of the most potent forward lines in world football but whats often been their achilles heel is their inability to keep them out at the other end. Set pieces and lapses in concentration have haunted their game over the last few years and have proven extremely costly - with their second placed PL finish back in 2014 immediately coming to mind when they conceded a huge 50 goals. But it looks like times are changing.
Jurgen Klopp's prolific side now look resolute at the back and the bulk of it coincides with the arrival of one man, Virgil van Dijk. The 27 year-old has been one of the German's no.1 targets for some time now and after going through a messy transfer saga, he finally made his long awaited move to Merseyside back in January. Eyebrows were raised when the Reds shelled out a world record fee for a defender (£75m) to secure his services and he had a lot of work to do to repay his fee - but now 7 months later he is looking like an absolute bargain.
Not since the days of Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher have Liverpool had a centre-half they can fully trust and rely on, but it looks like they now have that man in van Dijk. The Dutchman possesses all the technical and physical attributes required to be a success in the Premier League and the impact that he's made just 7 months into his 5 year contract is quite incredible. This is a massive season for the football club as a whole and this man is likely to have a huge say in what unfolds - will Klopp win his first trophy this year? Can Liverpool finally win the league? Is van Dijk the best centre back in the league? We've had our say below..