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Virgil Van Dijk Names His Best Teammate, Toughest Opponent And All-Time Greatest Player

Virgil Van Dijk Names His Best Teammate, Toughest Opponent And All-Time Greatest Player

Virgil van Dijk has snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by naming Ronaldinho as the best player of all time.

But when Van Dijk was asked who is the best player of all time, he told talkSPORT: "Ronaldinho. He was one of my idols."

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While 39-year-old Brazilian legend Ronaldinho is his favourite player of all time, he was also asked who is the best Dutchman to have ever played in the sport.

The Dutch centre-back responded: "Marco van Basten. I never saw him properly play but I know he was pretty good."

Van Dijk was also pressed on who was the most difficult player he has come up against in the Premier League.

And the Netherlands captain named Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as the trickiest player to mark.

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Van Dijk has played for Groningen, Celtic, Southampton and Liverpool in his senior club career and has several players to choose from when it comes to his best teammate.

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When he was asked who his best teammate has been, last season's PFA Players' Player of the Year winner responded: "I'm going to be a little bit biased and say one of my teammates; I would say Roberto Firmino."

The former Celtic and Southampton defender also said that Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp were the best managers of all time.

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Finally, Van Dijk revealed that Liverpool's stunning Champions League comeback against Barcelona last season was the best match that he has ever played in.

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The Spanish champions secured a 3-0 win over the Reds at the Camp Nou in the first leg of the semi-final clash.

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But Klopp's men rallied back at Anfield to thump Barca 4-0 in the return leg.

Van Dijk said: "The Barcelona game. I watched the Barcelona game back."

Should Van Dijk win the Ballon d'Or this year?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Ronaldinho, Sergio Aguero, Football, REds, Roberto Firmino, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, Ronald Koeman

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]