Virgil Van Dijk

Liverpool's unstoppable defender

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/0VmaAZJ3pHPxtDkMIXTPV4kBSHK4PHfWURS.jpg ALL-CONQUERING: Van Dijk is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world

The player

 

Van Dijk started his career out at Dutch club Groningen before being signed for Celtic, where he'd go on to make a name for himself by putting in a number of solid performances. He later made the progression from Southampton to Liverpool which launched him onto the world stage with world-class performances in the Premier League and Champions League. 

 

Key Skills
  • Arial threat
  • All round footballing ability
  • Confident on the ball

 

 

A solid defender who can score goals

 

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. In 2018/19 he won PFA Player of the Year and the Champions League
  • 2. He was considered too slow to make it in the Premier League by some managers
  • 3. Van Dijk's great leadership qualities have lead him to captain Holland Internationally

 

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Final Note

Van Dijk has completely turned Liverpool's defence around and they now look a solid unit thanks to him. 

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