Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has praise Ruben Dias’ performance for Manchester City so far this season following his £65m move from Benfica.
Dias became City’s record signing during the summer transfer window after the club’s pursuit of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly went cold.
The 23-year-old has slotted in seamlessly to the City back four and has already formed a good understanding with City’s first-choice centre-back Aymeric Laporte.
Jamie Carragher recently appeared on an episode of the Pitch to Post Preview, to share his thoughts on the upcoming game between Manchester City and Liverpool.
One topic of conversation on the recent episode was Manchester City defender Ruben Dias. Here’s what Carragher had to say about the 23-year-old during the podcast:
“I’ve liked the look of Dias since he’s come in. He looks a great size, when you think of the Premier League and what you need. [Aymeric] Laporte, we all know is a top player, it’s just obviously [about] getting together and playing longer and creating a partnership, there’s no doubt about that.”
“In terms of individually, he looks a really good player, [a] good age to bring in as well, so it looks like in these early stages that they’ve recruited well in that position.”
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Thoughts on Carragher’s praise for Ruben Dias
The impact of Dias partnership with Aymeric Laporte is something the club were missing last season.
A bad injury to Aymeric Laporte last season highlighted City’s shortcomings in the position following the departure of Vincent Kompany, with midfielder Fernandinho operating as a makeshift defender for most of the campaign.
Dias has started every game since he signed for the Blues, including three alongside Aymeric Laporte, in which the Citizens have conceded just three goals.
He is a complete and modern centre-back, who is both strong in defence and comfortable on the ball. He is vocal and clearly a fine reader of the game.