Virgil van Dijk's Statistics From Bayern Munich Game Are Unbelievable
Name a better centre-half in world football right now than Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool's commanding Dutch defender produced a solid performance at the back as he guided his side to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Last season's finalist booked a spot in the next round after beating Bayern Munich 3-1 on aggregate with Van Dijk bagging his first Champions League goal for Liverpool.
The 27-year-old was imperious in defence, too. Whilst Liverpool failed to keep a clean sheet, he nullified Bundesliga's top scorer Robert Lewandowski.
And Van Dijk's statistics reflect his mighty European outing.
Virgil van Dijk's game by numbers vs. Bayern Munich:
100% aerial duels won
100% shot accuracy
100% tackles won
Calm as you like. :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/HH7BGYDAH1
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 13, 2019
He won all his aerial duels and tackles, produced five clearances and three interceptions not to mention creating Sadio Mane's goal and scoring himself.
TEAM! :fire: What a great night it was for all of us Reds. Last 8 here we come! pic.twitter.com/z5q6ww6VPW
- Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) March 14, 2019
Van Dijk is actually the best defender I've ever seen play for any team, ever.
- Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 13, 2019
I urge all Liverpool fans to push the agenda with me.
• Van Dijk is the 3rd best player in the world right now after Messi and Ronaldo.
Pass it on.
- Señor:beginner: (@EnRouteAnfield) March 13, 2019
I think Virgil van Dijk might be the best centre back I have ever seen
- George Riley :microphone2: (@georgeyboy) March 13, 2019
What a performance.
Liverpool are now in the hat for Friday's Champions League quarter-final/semi-final draw.
Jurgen Klopp's team are back in action on Sunday when they face Fulham in the Premier League.