Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Glen Johnson really, really loves Virgil van Dijk

Glen Johnson really, really loves Virgil van Dijk

The Bavarians, who had reached the Champions League quarter-finals or better in each of the last seven seasons, needed a second with Liverpool heading through on the away goals rule. "The other 25% is covered by Virgil van Dijk".

Liverpool past year had an English game against City, I was not here, but it could happen again.

Joel Matip's own goal gave the visitors some hope as he turned Serge Gnabry's cross past Alisson five minutes before half-time. He is tied with Mohamed Salah and only behind Gerrard (21) on that count!

Glen Johnson has hailed Virgil van Dijk for his influence in the Liverpool defence, insisting that there are "no weaknesses" in his game.

"I could write a book about his skills, his strength, how much I like him, what a fantastic person he is", the German said.

I think we played very well, we knew how to have a good time in the game, when we had to slow a bit more, keep the ball a little more, we knew how to do it.

" We will see what we can do with it but it's still fantastic for us that LFC as a club, we really are back for the last games of worldwide top football".

"All of the teams have gone through to the next round, and for us of course it was really good because we managed to win an away game at Bayern Munich - which is quite hard". At home they showed us a lot of respect with the way they played because that's not the way they play. We have that now and that's cool.

If, however, Liverpool do go on to win the league during his tenure at the club, he may well go down as a Premier League great, but only time will tell.

The Bundesliga club, who had been buoyed by a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the first match, were outclassed as Jurgen Klopp's men cruised into the quarter-finals draw on Friday.

"The boys love the competition, they really dig in in these moments".

"We've laid down a marker tonight that LFC is back on the top level of European football".

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