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Liverpool fans will love how Virgil van Dijk hails Fabinho after tackle in training

Liverpool will hope his side can regain top spot from Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s side have the best defensive record in the league, only conceding 19 goals all season with one loss.

Virgil van Dijk who has a great role in this achievement is expected to return to face Southampton after sustaining an injury.

And footage has emerged of the 27-year-old being impressed with another defender.

In the clip, the Reds squad are in training.

Van Dijk is jogging before getting involved in a rondo.

Two defenders stand in the middle of a circle and try to regain the ball from the passing players.

Van Dijk’s claims come as: Fabinho, the midfielder who joined last summer, jumps towards the ball.

And his timing is perfect as he sends the ball out of the circle with his interception.

The Brazilian is cheered by his team-mates as van Dijk gives him extra praise.

“What a tackle, my friend,” the Dutchman says as he gives the 25-year-old a high-five.

“What a tackle.”

This footage was shared on the 27-year-old’s Instagram channel.

It was soon published on Reddit where the Anfield faithful were impressed with the midfielder.

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