Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole admitted when accepting "Sunday World" that Van Dijk did not like to chase back, and if he played against him at his peak, he might become his nightmare.
Van Dijk's status in football has risen since he joined Liverpool in 2018. He was second only to Messi in last year's Golden Globe Awards. However, he did not play well in the start of the season. In the first game, he made a big mistake in the 4-3 defeat of Leeds United. In the game against Aston Villa, he lost the entire defense line. Seven balls.
Kerr said in an interview with "Sunday World": "Van Dyke is a very good player, I am the kind of player who likes to play with him, and I think I can beat him."
"You definitely want to test yourself in front of the best players, and there is no doubt that Van Dyke is the best defender right now. I like to observe the defenders to find their weaknesses, and in the past few months we learned from him I saw something."
"I saw in their season opener against Leeds United that the forwards who caused him trouble were those who would walk behind him and throw him away. Leeds United scored three goals that day. I don’t think Van Dijk would like this experience."
"Van Dijk is the Rolls-Royce of the guards, but when people show up behind him, he doesn't like to chase back."
"And this is what I do best at my peak, so if I play against him, I might become his worst nightmare."