By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 00:15 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 08:40 BST, 13 September 2020
Virgil van Dijk has leapt to the defence of Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah and lashed out at those who continue to underrate him.
The Anfield talisman netted a scintillating hat-trick in the thrilling opening day encounter with Leeds, moving him ever closer to racking up 100 goals for the club, in a stubborn display which may silence his doubters.
Salah was left entirely out of the seven-man shortlist for last season's Player of the Year nominations, and a furious Van Dijk has fired back at the media for spreading 'negative' views about him.
Virgil van Dijk has hit out at those who underrate his Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah