In fairness, Liverpool never looked in trouble at Vicarage Road today, controlling the game and forcing three good saves from Ben Foster in the first half, before turning the screw after half-time. But boy, have you ever seen a brick shithouse of a centre-forward so absolutely owned by a centre-back? Whereas Martin Skrtel squealed around the bullying Troy Deeney, Deeney admitted he more or less cowers around van Dijk. Today he tried but couldn’t get close to the Reds’ vice vice-captain, who just oozed world-class quality.
And Liverpool continue with an absolutely amazing start to the season, even increasing the lead when down to ten men.
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