Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded the impact of Virgil van Dijk since the defender’s arrival at Anfield.
Van Dijk, 27, is sure to have a key role to play once more when Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.
The Netherlands international has led a much-improved Liverpool defense since joining from Southampton for a reported £75million in January.
Klopp said he always knew Van Dijk would have a massive impact on arrival at the Premier League giants.
“From the first second, he was brilliant,” he told UK newspapers.