When Van Dijk announced he was to host a Q&A earlier in the day, it was guaranteed to be popular.
The Dutchman’s initial tweet received over 15,600 replies, including an early one from Carragher as he jokingly fished for a compliment from his centre-back successor:
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 31, 2020
And when it got underway, Van Dijk overlooked Carragher and opted—quite realistically—for Sami Hyypia as his Reds role model from the Premier League era:
Tough one … probably Sami Hyypiä ??
Andy Robertson bore the brunt of Van Dijk’s jokes throughout, with the Scot labelled the worst dancer among the Liverpool squad:
Not sure who’s the best but I know the worst ? @andrewrobertso5
But true to form, Robbo provided the perfect response:
Van Dijk may understand the left-back due to his time in Glasgow with Celtic, but the same cannot be said of Alisson—according to our No. 4:
Very unlikely ?? @andrewrobertso5
Elsewhere, Van Dijk was asked which of the opposition centre-backs from his career so far would he most like to line up alongside, and may have broken the rules to choose Gomez:
The relationship between Liverpool’s first-choice pairing is clearly strong, and the 22-year-old also got the backing of his fellow defender when asked how a 100m race between Jurgen Klopp‘s back four would play out:
Either Joe or me
One of the other highlights of Van Dijk’s Q&A was his favourite goal for the club so far:
Probably my goal against Man Utd
That bullet header at Anfield also seems to have been Van Dijk’s moment of the season so far, with the 28-year-old alluding to his brilliant celebration in front of the United fans:
Van Dijk also discussed which of he and Trent Alexander-Arnold was the best free-kick taker and the standout moments of his career so far in a brilliant run of responses.
Here’s to more of these from Liverpool players during this testing period in lockdown.