Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has revealed that big money signing from Southampton, Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk is looking more and more comfortable in the Reds' defence with each passing day.
The centre-back move to Liverpool in a club record £75m transfer from Southampton in the January transfer window and despite scoring a goal on his Liverpool debut, he still needs to fully accustom himself to the new surroundings and players.
However, with Liverpool defeating Southampton 2-0 on the weekend, Karius believes that Van Dijk is now starting to come into his own and deliver performances for Jurgen Klopp's team.
As reported by Liverpool Echo, Karius said, "Virgil has played quite a bit now and we're getting more used to each other -- that's important for the team"
Karius: “Virgil has played quite a bit now and we’re getting more used to each other - that’s important for the team. He’s a top player - that’s why Liverpool paid the price they did for him.”— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) February 12, 2018
The German goalkeeper continued, "He's (Van Dijk is) a top player -- that's why Liverpool paid the price they did for him. Of course he has to adapt a bit because our style is so different. We defend high. He needs to get used to Dejan [Lovren] and Joel [Matip]."
Speaking about the importance of adjusting to new conditions, Karius stated, "But the more he gets used to our style, he's finding his feet more and more. It's good to see and as a keeper you feel comfortable having players like that in front of you. The clean sheet was great for all of us."
Karius himself is going through a golden patch these days after replacing Simon Mignolet as Jurgen Klopp's number one goalkeeper.