It all the time appeared fairly weird to throw criticism on the toes of Virgil van Dijk, a participant whom many nonetheless maintain in very excessive regard even with out half a yard of tempo.
Squawka’s stats, nevertheless, as launched on X (previously Twitter) on Tuesday, point out that Liverpool’s maybe most useful asset has returned to the height of his powers.
It is official, Virgil van Dijk is the very best centre-back within the Premier League proper now:
◉ Highest duel success (10+ contested)
◉ 0 errors resulting in photographs
◉ 0 dispossessions
◉ 0 x dribbled previous
VVD is again. 😤
— Squawka (@Squawka) November 14, 2023
Keep in mind the times of rival followers praying that it might be their aspect, their tough dribbler, who can be the primary to worm their well past our Dutch colossus?
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Simply how good is Virgil van Dijk?
Keep in mind the furore over former Arsenal man Nicolas Pepe being the primary man to discover a well past our No.4 again in 2019 in his final 50 matches in Premier League soccer?
Although Virgil can’t take all the credit score for our defensive solidity this time period, he’s little doubt a giant purpose why we’ve maintained the joint-best defensive document within the league alongside Mikel Arteta’s Gunners.
The perfect centre-back within the league? Surely. The perfect on the earth? We’ll depart that as much as you to determine!
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