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Liverpool Fan's Thread Claims Virgil Van Dijk Is The Greatest Defender Ever

Liverpool Fan's Thread Claims Virgil Van Dijk Is The Greatest Defender Ever

A Liverpool fan has created a controversial Twitter thread claiming that Virgil van Dijk is the 'greatest defender of all time,' saying he has no weakness in his game.

Van Dijk has been a titan at centre back for Jurgen Klopp's side since moving from Southampton for a then world record fee of £75 million in January 2018.

Since then the club have reached two Champions League finals, winning one, and put an end to 30 years without winning the league title.

The Dutchman came close to winning the Ballon d'Or in 2019, missing out to Lionel Messi, an is considered the best defender in the world right now by many but one fans has explained why the former Celtic defender is actually the best ever:

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There's no doubt about how good Van Dijk is and often it's pretty tough to compare players in different eras because football changes so much, and there's also an incredible number of players missed off the list of comparisons like Bobby Moore and Franz Beckenbauer.

It's never easy to decide on the greatest ever and Van Dijk has only been at the top level for the past two years and as much as the Twitter user claims longevity is only part of greatness, someone being greater for longer tends to win out.

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Who do you think is the best defender of all time? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Liverpool, John Terry, Football News, Sergio Ramos, Paolo Maldini, Football fans, Gerard Pique, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Champions League, Twitter

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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