The Saints will face Liverpool over the weekend in Premier League and the young Ghanaian defender admits he wants to emulate and be at the level of Virgil van Dijk
Ghana and Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has revealed that he is aiming to play at the top level like Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk in future.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will host the side from Saint Mary’s this weekend at Anfield as they hope to keep the title chase on Chelsea and Salisu who has been in fine form since joining Southampton from La Liga side Rayo Vallecano last season, believes van Dijk is one of the best defenders in the world.
“I think Virgil is a very good central defender and, I would say, is one of the very best central defenders in the world,” Salisu told Daily Echo.
“One day, I want to be like him, especially with how he plays and the confidence he has and how he leads the team.”
Van Dijk, just like Salisu, began life in the Premier League with Southampton but the former went on to join Liverpool in January 2018 for a world-record of £75million, the most money ever paid for a defender at the time.
Van Dijk has won the Premier League, Champions League and has also being named the 2018-19 PFA Players’ Player of the Year.