Cundy: Van Dijk happy passing blame to Liverpool teammates

Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy remains unconvinced by the form of Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool this season.

Liverpool’s defence for a number of years under Klopp has been one of the reasons why they have been winning trophies, but that same defence has been torn apart on occasions this season.

Cundy was speaking on : “There’s no doubting how good Van Dijk was, but right now let’s call it as it is, Van Dijk is an absolute shadow of the player he was.

“He’s getting overlooked because he’s happy to blame Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and Gomez and Tsimikas comes in. The mainstay right now is Van Dijk and he’s nowhere near it.

“What about the challenge on Mitrovic for the penalty against Fulham? Mitrovic turns him, that’s not Van Dijk! He squares him up, turns him, penalty. Against Napoli, he lunges in and makes a challenge that he doesn’t have to make.”