Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has raved about Zambia and Leicester City forward Patson Daka on BT Sport after playing against him at Anfield on Thursday evening.
Van Dijk has said that he found Leicester forward Data very quick, as Liverpool won the Premier League game against the Foxes 2-0.
Interestingly, Daka was linked with a move to Liverpool back in the summer of 2021.
Well-known and well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano reported on the Here We Go Podcast in September 2021 that Liverpool had the chance to sign the 23-year-old Zambia international forward last summer from RB Salzburg.
Romano said: “Yes, he had chances to join many Premier League clubs and this summer Liverpool had a strategy this summer, sell players and eventually sign new players.
“If they sold Shaqiri or Origi in the first days of June, they had the chance to sign Patson Daka because they were interested in Patson Daka, but then it collapsed because of timings on Shaqiri, who was eventually sold to Lyon in August.”
Van Dijk said on BT Sport: “We want to keep a high line because we know we can win the ball up high.
“It’s the risk you have to take. Luckily, they trust us in the back but it’s sometimes not easy, you’ve to be brave.
“Today, I played against Patson Daka, who is crazy quick in my opinion, so you have to be ready.”