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No Player Has Dribbled Past Virgil van Dijk In Any Of His Last 64 Appearances

No Player Has Dribbled Past Virgil van Dijk In Any Of His Last 64 Appearances

No player has completed a dribble past Virgil van Dijk in any of his last 64 (!!) appearances for Liverpool.

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The commanding Dutchman has gone the entire Champions League campaign without being successfully dribbled past by a single opponent.

He's faced some of the very best attackers in world football and he continued his defensive heroics in the final, most notably keeping out Son Heung-min.

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Van Dijk was named Champions League final 'Man of the Match' but he deflected his own outing by singling out Jurgen Klopp for special praise.

"In the second half we were sitting back a bit and they put pressure on us, but overall I think we're deserved Champions League winners," Liverpool's No.4 said.

"[Klopp] is a fantastic manager and a fantastic human being. It's an amazing environment to be in and I'm really proud to play for this beautiful club.

"We're all ambitious and we all want to have these kinds of nights so let's go for it - work hard and stay humble. I expect a lot from the party today and tomorrow!"

Van Dijk's showing in Madrid was the talk of the Champions League final. Here's how Twitter reacted to his stellar performance:

The best defender in world football, right?

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Premier League, Madrid, Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, tottenham, Champions League, Liverpool News

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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