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Virgil van Dijk & Adama Traore.

Virgil van Dijk kept pace with Adama Traore during Wolves 0-2 Liverpool

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Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued tonight in Wolverhampton.

Jurgen Klopp's imperious side beat newly-promoted Wolves on a soaking wet Molineux surface, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk grabbing the goals.

The Reds rode their luck at times, with Fabinho and Dejan Lovren just some of the players guilty of handing Wolves chances - Alisson Becker enjoying another brilliant game in goal.

Salah was the difference maker, constantly tormenting the Wolves defence and he took his goal brilliantly, while his assist for Van Dijk wasn't bad either.

The Egyptian is the top scorer in the Premier League on 11, while his teammate Van Dijk is looking like an early candidate for PFA Player of the Year.

There just isn't a better centre-back in world football right now than the Dutch colossus.

And there was one moment in the second-half that further highlighted just how complete the former Southampton man is as a defender.

Van Dijk was tasked with keeping tabs on Adama Traore, with the Wolves winger renowned for his Olympic sprinter speed.

The Spaniard tried to utilise his most prominent weapon against Van Dijk, knocking the ball ahead of the defender in the hope he could skip past him.

Traore battles for the ball

What happened next? Well, Van Dijk kept pace with Traore and then nonchalantly brushed the Wolves winger off the ball.

You can watch the clip below and marvel at the Premier League's best defender.

VIDEO

https://twitter.com/Jakeros95/status/1076226648528187392

Just wonderful to watch.

Liverpool have now secured their place as Premier League leaders for Christmas Day, with the Reds hosting Newcastle on Boxing Day.

Klopp's side then face a difficult couple of weeks where they will play Arsenal at Anfield, before making the daunting trip to Manchester City on January 3.

It may be early in the season, but Liverpool's trip to the Etihad in the new year already feels like it could be a title decider.

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Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Adama Traore
Alisson Becker
Virgil van Dijk
Dejan Lovren
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
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Wolverhampton Wanderers
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