Ozan Kabak opens up on Virgil van Dijk role that helped him settle at Liverpool

Ozan Kabak has revealed he received pointers from Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk on adapting to Liverpool's style of play.

The Dutchman has been absent since October which has been a major blow for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp's side have been unable to mount a meaningful title defence without their star defender.

Their struggles forced them to dip into the transfer market with Kabak arriving on loan and Ben Davies signing permanently from Preston.

Liverpool's high line has long been part of their game plan, but it requires new players to adapt.

Van Dijk was keen to share his wisdom with Kabak with the Turkish international being thrown into the starting XI.

“I have met with him. He is a really nice guy, a top person – like his talent!," he told Premier League Productions.

"He gave me a lot of help and tips about football. Now he is in rehabilitation but I hope he will be back soon and he will help us on the pitch also.

“I am looking forward to playing with him, of course, in the defence.

"He gave me some advice about how Liverpool plays in defence and how we have a high line, so he gave me some tips about how Liverpool play.

“It’s little things but of course it helps when you play, when you defend. He is such an experienced guy and his words are very valuable for me.”

Kabak played at the heart of Liverpool's defence as they registered a first league clean sheet since January 17 with a 2-0 win at Sheffield United.

The 20-year-old admits the English top flight in more intense than the Bundesliga, but is feeling confident about the future.

The Premier League is a really, really high level," he added.

"The Bundesliga was also a really high level, but I think the Premier League is more high-intensity and physical.

"In the last three games we could only take just one win, unfortunate things happened. But I think in the next games we will take some more wins."

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