How Virgil van Dijk was key to Liverpool’s Champions League success this season

The Reds' star centre-back has been vital to Liverpool's impressive displays in Europe during 2018/19

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Liverpool secured an impressive sixth Champions League trophy on Saturday, when they overcame fellow English side Tottenham Hotspur in Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

The 2-0 result was also the sixth time that the Reds have kept a clean sheet in the competition this season, demonstrating how a rock solid defence has been a key component in their success under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Much of that defensively solidity can be attributed to star centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who has transformed Liverpool’s backline into one of the continent’s best.

We take a look at how the Dutchman has played a vital role in the Reds’ Champions League triumph…

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