To Ajax's disappointment, Hoever, who can play in the right and center of defense, left for Liverpool last summer at the age of 16.
Dutch footballers moving abroad at an early age do not always produce success stories. Connoisseurs believe that it is better to mature first in your own country. However, this theory does not seem to be true for Hoever, he is doing well in his first season at Liverpool. And compatriot Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool's central defender, plays an important part in that.
Role model Virgil van Dijk
The leader of the Dutch national team is literally and figuratively a greatness in "The Reds". "Ki-Jana does not get a better model than Virgil," says Pepijn Lijders, assistant coach of Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool.
"Virgil continued to develop, showing character, goodwill, Ki-Jana is so young, so pure, not only in the field, he can learn from Virgil, but also beyond. teammates, but also be critical of them. "