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Side-By-Side Video Of Van Dijk And Terry Defending One-On-Ones Shows 'The Difference'

Nasir Jabbar

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Side-By-Side Video Of Van Dijk And Terry Defending One-On-Ones Shows 'The Difference'

A side-by-side video of Virgil van Dijk and John Terry defending one-on-ones shows 'the difference'.

A fan has uploaded a clip of Van Dijk and Terry being confronted with a one-on-one situation for Liverpool and Chelsea respectively. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The clip titled 'the difference' highlights the different approaches taken by Van Dijk and Terry during their in-game moments. 

The video shows the Liverpool star blocking a pass, forcing the attacker (Moussa Sissoko​) to shoot on his weak foot. 

However, the Chelsea legend takes a different method as he attempts to close down the forward who eventually picks out his teammate for a goal. 

The footage of Van Dijk and Terry defending got fans talking online. 

One Twitter user wrote: "And Van Dijk defended it alone while Terry had someone with him."​

A second tweeted: "Already Terry's posture puts him in an awkward position. Just see the difference between the way Van Dijk runs back and Terry's."​

A third added: "The video is about the two defender's positioning. Van Dijk blocks the passing lane off to Son and forces Sissoko to hurry his shot."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

​Van Dijk is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Premier League history following his performances for Liverpool, not to mention his showing at Southampton

​And when naming the greatest centre-backs of the Premier League era, he mentioned Terry - but named Rio Ferdinand as the best. 

He opted for Ferdinand, Vincent Kompany, Jaap Stam, Terry and Sami Hyypia. 

Featured Image Credit: Premier League/Champions League

Topics: John Terry, Virgil Van Dijk, Football, Liverpool, Chelsea

Nasir Jabbar
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