Gullit: Liverpool defender Van Dijk thinks he's better than he is

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Gullit: Liverpool defender Van Dijk thinks he's better than he is

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo reckons €160million is a fair price to pay for new Barcelona star Phillipe Coutinho particularly with former club Liverpool shelling half of that sum for defender Virgil Van Dijk.

Van Dijk marked his debut for the Reds by scoring the winning goal in Liverpool FC's 2-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup third round on Wednesday.

However, the 25-year-old is confident that Van Dijk will be a great signing for the Reds and says that the Merseyside outfit have a bright future under Jurgen Klopp.

He explained to Ziggo Sports: "I think he is a very good defender, but he has one pitfall: he is occasionally a little nonchalant".

"Then he thinks he is better than he is".

Gullit worked with Van Dijk during his time as number two to former Netherlands boss Dick Advocaat, getting a close up look at the former Celtic centre-back.

In the latest episode of The Game podcast, Gabriele Marcotti is joined by Oliver Kay and Stewart Robson to discuss Virgil van Dijk, Philippe Coutinho, Mark Hughes, and the row between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

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