MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has revealed he’s “fearful” by Virgil van Dijk… and even in contrast the Liverpool defender to Jaap Stam.
Van Dijk signed for Liverpool in a £75million deal in January as Jurgen Klopp desperately bid to shore up his leaky defence.
Since then, the Reds appeared to have improved as a unit, even reaching the Champions League closing final season.
However Neville has revealed he had no thought how good Van Dijk could be and even described him as a “monster” and really a lot “like Jaap Stam”.
Neville mentioned: “I believed Van Dijk was a superb participant at Southampton, however I didn’t suppose he was value £75m.
“I didn’t suppose he would have the affect on Liverpool‘s defence that he’s had.
“He’s a monster, and is wanting a bit like Jaap Stam. It seems to be like he simply throws folks out of the way in which.”
In the meantime, Neville has revealed he thinks Liverpool shall be Man City‘s principal rivals this season because the Reds desperately bid to bag their first-ever Prem crown.
The ex-United right-back mentioned: “I feel Liverpool are the aspect [City] will really feel threatened by instantly.
“Actually when it comes to the fashion of play, Liverpool have actually acquired the measure of Manchester Metropolis. You may see that.
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“Metropolis wish to push up the pitch, the centre-backs play excessive and even push in after they’re attacking.
“The likes of [Sadio] Mane, [Mo] Salah, [Roberto] Firmino, should you depart area in-behind, they simply lower proper via you.
“I feel instantly there’s a menace, and I feel not directly when it comes to the larger image within the league too.
“Actually with the signings they’ve made, the nice feeling of getting right into a Champions League closing and ending within the high 4 consecutive seasons is one thing the place Metropolis will really feel a menace.
“Persons are not feeling that method about Manchester United or Tottenham or Chelsea at this second in time, due to what has occurred in pre-season.
“So these groups may have work their method into Metropolis’s ideas.
“However there does appear to be a particular menace from Liverpool at this second in time, however Liverpool should show that.”