Image source: Ozan Kabak official Twitter account
Ozan Kabak has suggested that Virgil van Dijk could return to action before the end of the season.
The 20-year-old, who has made a move to Anfield during the January transfer window, didn’t prevent from admitting that he is looking forward to playing alongside the Dutch international.
“I have met with him. He is a really nice guy, a top person – like his talent,” Kabak told the club website.
“He gave me a lot of help and tips about football. Now he is in rehabilitation but I hope he will be back soon and he will help us on the pitch also.
“I am looking forward to playing with him, of course, in the defence.
“He gave me some advice about how Liverpool plays in defence and how we have a high line, so he gave me some tips about how Liverpool play.
“It’s little things but of course it helps when you play, when you defend. He is such an experienced guy and his words are very valuable for me.”
The young defender has also revealed how Roberto Firmino, Thiago Alcantara and Xherdan Shaqiri also helped him settle at Liverpool.
“I’m still trying to settle in but everyone is so nice and friendly with me, so they make everything easier for me. All (my teammates) are really nice people.
“Of course some of them speak German, like Thiago, Bobby and Shaqiri also. They help me because we sometimes speak German. That also helps.”
“We have had a lot of injured players and we had a lot of unfortunate things on the pitch and off the pitch also, like with Jurgen’s mum and Ali’s dad. We are so sorry for them also.
“But it is life and it is football, everything can happen. We had a lot of injured players and lately Hendo got an injury, but for us the most important thing is that the other players gave absolutely everything on the pitch.
“We are 11 players on the pitch and it doesn’t matter who plays, we give everything for this jersey and we try to manage to win.
“I think when the injured players come back, of course we will be better. But without these players we will also give everything to manage to win the other games,” he added.