Southampton have the complete defender on their books (BBC Video)

Southampton's Claude Puel
Southampton’s Claude Puel

‘Van Dijk has everything’

It was another terrific weekend for Southampton in the Premier League.

The Saints started their match against Everton like a house on fire, as Charlie Austin found the target inside the opening sixty seconds.

Everton were unable to find a way through the Southampton backline, who have now recorded five clean sheets in their last six league outings.

Key to Southampton’s success at the back has been the performances of Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk, who was praised by Steve Claridge on BBC radio.

A complete defender

Claridge says Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk ‘ has everything’ after an impressive start to the season. He said:

He has got pace, he can play, he reads the game, he’s fit and strong and I don’t know what else you could want as a defender.

Listen to the analysis below.