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Virgil van Dijk names forgotten Liverpool player when asked who's the best teammate he's played with

Virgil van Dijk names forgotten Liverpool player when asked who's the best teammate he's played with

Virgil van Dijk is hoping to lead Liverpool to more glory this season.

Virgil van Dijk has named a forgotten Liverpool player when asked who is the best teammate he has played with.

Since joining the club back in 2018 for a then-world record fee of £75 million, Van Dijk has developed into one of the best centre-backs in the world and also become a hugely important part of Jurgen Klopp’s team.

With Van Dijk at the heart of the defence, Liverpool went on to win the Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, League Cup and the FA Community Shield.

During his time at Anfield, the Dutch international played with some of the best players of the club’s recent history, including the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Speaking on the latest episode of The Rest of Football podcast, Van Dijk was asked to name the best player he has played with by hosts Gary Lineker and Micah Richards.

He said: “I don’t wanna put other players down but let me speak about players that for example left, Bobby Firmino has been a big figure in the success that we had over the last years, he kept especially those two next to him, who are outstanding, he kept them together.

“The triangle they were, the way they worked together. For me personally, the defensive work they did, to make it easier for us at the back, it’s been crazy, it’s been outstanding. He has been so far and difficult to defend in training so I would give credit to him.”


Van Dijk added: “But at the moment I’m playing with amazing players you know, Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker and I won’t forget Joel Matip.

“Obviously he’s injured now but he has been incredible for the football club coming in as a free agent. This generation of this era we have been in under Jurgen Klopp has been an amazing era in my opinion.

“And each one of the players that has been part of it should definitely take full credit for that.”

Van Dijk was also asked to name the toughest opponents he has come across during his career.

The 32-year-old named four players, Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, Sergio Aguero and Olivier Giroud.

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Topics: Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool, Football, Premier League