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Liverpool are currently neck in neck with Manchester City in the race for the League title and the Reds have been able to keep up as a result of their defence. The arrival of Virgil Van Dijk last January has seen the Reds posses one of the best defenders in Europe.

The Dutchman alongside summer signing Allison have been able to change the fortunes of the club with the defence becoming resilient this season. Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been able to provide the much-needed stability at the fullback positions.

One former Liverpool player who has been impressed with the performances of Van Dijk is Daniel Agger. Agger believes that the defender has been the difference or the club side this season. Agger also continued that Van Dijk has been able to exhibit leadership traits at the club which has helped the team to grow.

Liverpool are currently in the midst of the most important two months of their season as they have the Champions League quarterfinals to look up to in the month as well as the title run-in. their last victory against Tottenham came in stoppage time as Toby Alderweireld conceded an own goal to send Anfield into raptures.

“The Anfield side have the easiest fixtures on paper but Manchester City are a proven Juggernault and capable of winning all their games. Pep Guardiola’s side are on a run of 19 victories in 21 matches as they seek to claim an unprecedented quadruple.Liverpool would have different plans as they “can win the League and Champions League double.

For Klopp’s men to stand a chance of winning any title their hopes lie on the shoulders of the imposing Dutch defender. Liverpool next faces Southampton in the league on Friday as Van Dijk makes a return to his former club.