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Virgil Van Dijk Called The 'Best Centre-Back Of ALL TIME' By Michael Owen

Nasir Jabbar

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Virgil Van Dijk Called The 'Best Centre-Back Of ALL TIME' By Michael Owen

​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. 

Image: PA
Image: PA

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."​

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."


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. 

What's your thoughts on Owen's take on Van Dijk? Let us know. 

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/PA

Topics: Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool, Michael Owen, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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