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Liverpool fans wasted no time in trolling Ramos after they were matched up with Real in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Spaniard was subject to intense criticism on social media - with Liverpool supporters poking fun at his defensive capabilities while saying Virgil van Dijk is a better centre-back.
Just like to remind Real Madrid fans that Virgil van Dijk's 18/19 season is better than anything Ramos has ever produced ♂️ pic.twitter.com/MCNjzyNHOZ
- The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) March 19, 2021
Extremely overrated due to his goals & clutch moments, he's unreal but Van Dijk is a much better CB and Ramos' peak doesn't get near him https://t.co/sPxaaOwPCl
- ً (@TheImmortalKop) March 19, 2021
Ramos never reached the levels Van Dijk did in 18-20, not even close, like comparing Daniel James to Robben.
If Real Madrid swapped them, they'd have won 9 CL trophies instead of 4.
- Bassem:flag_ie::flag_ly: (@BassemQ21) March 19, 2021
But a compilation of Ramos defending for club and country shows he's one of the greatest defenders in modern history.
A Real-supporting social media user backed his captain, taking to Twitter to upload a clip of the serial winner producing heroic defending.
The video is sarcastically titled: "Sergio Ramos is defensively not good, he is overrated for scoring goals."
"Sergio Ramos is defensively not good, he is overrated for scoring goals" pic.twitter.com/WlWXBprTiS
- (@GreatWhiteNueve) March 20, 2021
Needless to say, Ramos' highlights got fans talking with some hailing him as the greatest defender in football history.
One tweeted: "Sergio Ramos is close to perfect in terms of defending in all its aspects including feet on the ball."
A second said: "It's clear Ramos is the greatest defender to ever play this game."
A third added: "If you think Ramos can't defend then one should change that opinion immediately and start watching him."
Ramos has enjoyed an extremely successful career, winning domestic titles, Champions League titles and, of course, the World Cup.
He's still widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world as he approaches his 35th birthday.
Unfortunately for football fans across the world, Ramos won't come up against Van Dijk in next month's Champions League clash as the Dutchman is sidelined.
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