Virgil Van Dijk Called The 'Best Centre-Back Of ALL TIME' By Michael Owen
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Michael Owen has sensationally called Virgil van Dijk the 'best centre-back of ALL TIME' ahead of Liverpool's Champions League match against Villarreal.
Owen said he's never seen a defender like Van Dijk, who has starred for Liverpool since signing for the club in 2017.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool's semi-final second leg at Villarreal, Owen told BT Sport: "Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back of all time. I've never seen anyone else like him."
Rio Ferdinand added: "Virgil Van Dijk is the best centre back on the planet right now."
"I just felt happy to be in the conversation." 🤷♂️— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 3, 2022
"Virgil Van Dijk is the best centre back on the planet right now." 🔝🌎@themichaelowen shares why he thinks Liverpool's rock at the back is even better than prime @rioferdy5...#UCL pic.twitter.com/WtuyENlZjJ
He's widely regarded as the best centre-back in world football following his impressive displays at the back.
But fans aren't buying Owen's claim that the Dutchman is the best centre-back of all time.
One Twitter user wrote: "Of all time yeah? bore off watch Cannavaro vs Germany 2006 WC semi. Van Dijk doesn’t come close."
A second tweeted: "Yet again Michael Owen talking more sh*t."
A third added: "I love LFC and VVD but of all time. Come on man. Settle down."
Michael Owen just said Van Dijk is the best centre-back ever. Recency bias disease is killing my people— Jay (@JustCantona) May 3, 2022
Michael Owen really just said that #VanDijk is the best centre half of all time. Like…he actually said it. 🤯🤯🤯#VillarrealLiverpool #UCL— Dan Wright ⚜️🇮🇹 (@dmpwright) May 3, 2022
Did Owen just call Van Dijk the best centre back he has seen in his life?— Decimotercera (@OjekweEmeka) May 3, 2022
Michael Owen thinks Van Dijk is the greatest Centre Half of all time. BT should be refunding this months subscription for that statement. @btsportfootball— David Donnelly (@donnelly1989) May 3, 2022
Owen think Van Dijk is the best ever CB hahaha. Did Cannavaro, Maldini, Baresi, Beckenbauer, Stam and Passerella play snooker?— Lee (@lee_wilson1) May 3, 2022
The 30-year-old has been imperious since returning from his serious knee injury.
He's been a rock in defence as his side remain in the hunt for the quadruple having already bagged the EFL Cup.
"Success keeps pushing you. You know, what we've achieved over the last couple of years motivates you and drives you on to do it again." 💪@VirgilvDijk shares with @rioferdy5 why he thrives on being considered one of the world's best and competing for multiple trophies...#UCL pic.twitter.com/H2skuSTzNq— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 3, 2022
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