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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3520 on: November 3, 2018, 11:33:27 PM »
Be nice if he could score when he has free headers 6 yards out like.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3521 on: November 3, 2018, 11:37:49 PM »
Easily one of the best defenders in the world, can do everything and was very unlucky not to have a hattrick today!

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3522 on: November 4, 2018, 12:32:58 AM »
The best ever defender in the world who could also contribue to our set piece attack? Sign me up!
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3523 on: November 4, 2018, 05:49:54 AM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3524 on: November 4, 2018, 06:48:22 AM »
Our best player

Yesterday and since he joined in January. His impact on the entire defensive unit has been invaluable. Not to mention the obvious positive he is on young Joe’s development. He’s our most important player

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3525 on: November 4, 2018, 08:00:46 AM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3526 on: November 4, 2018, 09:55:39 AM »
Needs to score more. Obviously he is imperious at his main job but with his size and ability he should be good for 5+ goals a season

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3527 on: November 4, 2018, 10:05:25 AM »
Needs to score more. Obviously he is imperious at his main job but with his size and ability he should be good for 5+ goals a season

 3 or 4 league goals would be a great bonus.  Skrtel's goals in 13/14 understated. He's definitely a threat though and He could've had 3 yesterday

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3528 on: November 4, 2018, 10:43:15 AM »
Needs to score more. Obviously he is imperious at his main job but with his size and ability he should be good for 5+ goals a season

To be honest he could have scored 4 yesterday, three were really unlucky but I think he didn't quite connect on his header. He could probably break double figures to be honest if we actually allowed him to take free-kicks like he wants.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3529 on: November 4, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
Needs to score more. Obviously he is imperious at his main job but with his size and ability he should be good for 5+ goals a season

Think he will this season , personally said it will be the next step up in his development with us
Thought 5/7 goals possible

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3530 on: November 4, 2018, 12:22:27 PM »
He def needs to add goals to his game considering his dominance in the air, he was unlucky yesterday.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3531 on: November 4, 2018, 01:20:34 PM »
Was immense yesterday..there is no other CH I'd have in world football ahead of him.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3532 on: November 4, 2018, 01:21:40 PM »
Not sure if you could say he was at fault for the goal but thought he was phenomenal again yesterday.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3533 on: November 4, 2018, 01:27:25 PM »
He def needs to add goals to his game considering his dominance in the air, he was unlucky yesterday.

Don't think he was unlucky. He should have absolutely buried the free header from the corner.

His actual defending was immense as usual though.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3534 on: November 4, 2018, 01:31:38 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3535 on: November 4, 2018, 01:38:24 PM »
best CB in the world imo... don´t think any other CB in world would be as significant playing with two young players like Gomez and TAA and be so dominant in every aspect of defending and leading, heck even being a goal threat...

He makes the players around him better. also he should have the armband, but he already is the captain anyway.

Gomez and TAA will benefit so much and learn so much playing with him in the defence...

he is on his way to become an icon for the club already after few months.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3536 on: November 5, 2018, 06:40:50 PM »
I wonder if he had been encouraged to participate in the attack more. He really could have had a hat-trick against Arsenal. And I understand the headers from corners, typical for CBs, but there's been moments where he was our attacker, that farthest forward man. On a few occasions in recent games he carried the ball through the middle all the way to the opposition back line. Dunno if he's been instructed, but I like it.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3537 on: November 5, 2018, 06:44:44 PM »
Maybe a running start on the corners? (See Lovren's header in the last game of the season last season). He's mostly jumping from a static position.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3538 on: November 5, 2018, 06:57:23 PM »
Not Sure if this is the right place for this, but according to CIES, 9 out of probable best starting XI would be in the top 10s most valuable of their respective position -

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2018/239/en/


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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3539 on: November 5, 2018, 07:08:31 PM »
Had a Man City fan telling me that Laporte was better earlier, purely on the basis that VVD gave the penalty away against them and was culpable for their goal in the CL tie last season (even though he was blatantly fouled). Also conveniently ignored the fact that they wanted to sign him and he turned them down fo us.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3540 on: November 5, 2018, 07:48:01 PM »
Had a Man City fan telling me that Laporte was better earlier, purely on the basis that VVD gave the penalty away against them and was culpable for their goal in the CL tie last season (even though he was blatantly fouled). Also conveniently ignored the fact that they wanted to sign him and he turned them down fo us.

Didn’t Laporte get ripped to shreds throughout the first half of the first leg? Or is that all null and void because of one marginal offside call?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3541 on: November 5, 2018, 08:06:55 PM »
Not Sure if this is the right place for this, but according to CIES, 9 out of probable best starting XI would be in the top 10s most valuable of their respective position -

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2018/239/en/

Interesting... And here's me thinking that Umtiti is top-rated just because he plays for Barcelona, but would be found out in England.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3542 on: November 5, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »
Didn’t Laporte get ripped to shreds throughout the first half of the first leg? Or is that all null and void because of one marginal offside call?

That and the fact that he was playing left back.

I actually rate Laporte and think he's played well this season but he's got a cigar out most games as 90% of teams don't go near Man City's penalty area.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3543 on: November 6, 2018, 06:59:12 AM »
Lot of yernited fans trying to make jokes because the Dubliners version claims to be about Salford - yet the original version is agnostic to any city and the pouges version also doesn’t mention a city. Oh well I guess they will take any victory they can get.

To be fair, the original version was definitely written about Salford by the Salford-born Ewan McColl. It included the line 'Salford wind..."

*edit - Liverpool's own Spinners sing the original line:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/v68Fvj4SQ2A?fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/v68Fvj4SQ2A?fs=1</a>
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3544 on: November 6, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
Think he will this season , personally said it will be the next step up in his development with us
Thought 5/7 goals possible
It's an odd thing but we haven't really consistently got goals from CB since Hyppia left. Most teams have a CB who's good for at least a couple per season.

What we do is sign CBs with great scoring records for their clubs then somehow suck the goals out of them. It's weird.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3545 on: November 6, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
It's an odd thing but we haven't really consistently got goals from CB since Hyppia left. Most teams have a CB who's good for at least a couple per season.

What we do is sign CBs with great scoring records for their clubs then somehow suck the goals out of them. It's weird.

Skrtel got a decent number in 2013/14

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3546 on: November 6, 2018, 01:03:49 PM »
To be fair, the original version was definitely written about Salford by the Salford-born Ewan McColl. It included the line 'Salford wind..."

*edit - Liverpool's own Spinners sing the original line:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/v68Fvj4SQ2A?fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/v68Fvj4SQ2A?fs=1</a>

Yes I stand corrected - someone above mentioned it as well. In any case - it doesn’t really matter to as others aptly noted that man united use Beatles songs (as do others). The real key is coming up with a good song that will catch on I suppose

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3547 on: November 6, 2018, 01:14:34 PM »
Not Sure if this is the right place for this, but according to CIES, 9 out of probable best starting XI would be in the top 10s most valuable of their respective position -

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2018/239/en/

TAA £96million!!!  what a diamond we have on our hands :)

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3548 on: November 6, 2018, 01:32:33 PM »
Skrtel got a decent number in 2013/14

Yup he got 7 that year, which is more than Hyypia ever did [highest he ever scored was 5 I believe in a season]. Agger averaged about 2 a year for the most part

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3549 on: November 6, 2018, 02:33:52 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/kopite096/status/1059572613985525761?s=21

Can we have a slower..---> :wellin so we can clap to this? :D

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3550 on: November 6, 2018, 03:13:49 PM »
really happy seeing him being a goal threat and staying in those positions after the first phase. Seemed like he had been given extra licence to do that against arsenal. Seems a good move to use his heading ability and physicality in the opposition box more often. Had a good 3-4 chances to score and he knows where the goal is so they will be going in soon enough. #virgilvancaulker

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3551 on: November 19, 2018, 09:38:07 PM »
That'll put him in a good mood ahead of Saturday :D

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3552 on: November 19, 2018, 09:41:10 PM »
What a finish!

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3553 on: November 19, 2018, 09:44:18 PM »
That was a beautiful goal!

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3554 on: November 19, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/kopite096/status/1059572613985525761?s=21

Can we have a slower..---> :wellin so we can clap to this? :D

Why are our songs so fast. You get rid of the "he's" before "Virgil Van Dyke" and it's the right amount of syllables at the right speed.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3555 on: November 19, 2018, 10:05:33 PM »
I was expecting a header :P
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3556 on: November 19, 2018, 10:26:03 PM »
This guys too good, what a beast

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3557 on: November 19, 2018, 11:23:00 PM »
Best defender in the world right now in terms of form. He's literally transformed the defense with his leadership and I can't remember the last time he lost an aerial duel.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3559 on: November 20, 2018, 09:42:50 AM »
I dont care if the inks still drying from his last one....give the guy a new contract! 10 years minimum..
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