Virgil van Dijk and Alisson's importance to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool revealed in two incredible stats

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22 Oct 2018 03:26

Virgil van Dijk and Alisson's importance to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool revealed in two incredible stats

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Never in 126 years พนัน บอล has a Reds team conceded three goals or less in its first nine league games - Van Dijk and Alisson have been pivotal,​Twelve months ago, Liverpool's defence was a laughing stock that had reached its lowest ebb.​ The Reds had succumbed to a 4-1 drubbing to Tottenham, Harry Kane and co running amok as Dejan Lovren, in particular, endured a harrowing afternoon.

The Croatian defender was hauled off after half an hour before Liverpool suffered the worst defeat of the Jurgen Klopp era, save for the forgettable 5-0 loss to Manchester City that was inflicted on 10 men.​ Error-strewn performances were littered across the pitch at Wembley as a back five of Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno and Lovren - who was replaced by Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain - were given a torrid time.

Klopp's side had plumbed to their nadir on October 22 2017 and tough - and entirely fair - questions were being asked from all corners in the inquest. A year on from that infamous reverse in the capital, Liverpool's defence has been transformed. พนัน บอล The Reds' shutout of Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday was their sixth of the season, with a miserly backline giving up just three goals so far.

Never in 126 years of history has a Liverpool team conceded three goals or less in its first nine league games. Alongside Manchester City, who have also shipped just three goals so far this term, Liverpool have the best defensive record across the top five leagues in European football. It's this defensive solidity that has taken Liverpool to the top of the Premier League, with an attacking spark that yielded a jaw-dropping 135 goals last season currently conspicuous by its absence.

Only goal difference is keeping Liverpool off top spot currently and the new-found resilience is providing the backbone to a very real title challenge Undoubtedly, Liverpool are a different proposition in October 2018. Two figures who have been instrumental behind such an improvement are Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. พนัน บอล Goalkeeper Alisson had settled seamlessly into the intense spotlight of being a Liverpool goalkeeper, with his Leicester blip the only blot on a copy book that is becoming all the more impressive by the week.

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