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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3920 on: December 21, 2018, 09:58:36 PM »
When he outpaced Traore, I reckon Wolves gave up. Like the way Gomez outpaced Moura.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3921 on: December 21, 2018, 09:58:56 PM »
Stunning, colossal performance.  Clear MOTM even without the goal.

Peter Drury and Kevin Kilbane were fawning over big Virgil all match long.

Justifiably so, eh? Ridiculously good at everything. Traore even made him get to 90% speed once, which must have been a nice change for him.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3922 on: December 21, 2018, 09:59:37 PM »
Fucking hell. What a player.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3923 on: December 21, 2018, 09:59:44 PM »
Made some unusual minor mistakes in the first half, was incredible in the second. Never seen a defender like him, he is out of this world.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3924 on: December 21, 2018, 09:59:52 PM »
And to think we tried to tap him up on the cheap !
Starting to think we robbed Southampton.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3925 on: December 21, 2018, 10:00:09 PM »
When he outpaced Traore, I reckon Wolves gave up. Like the way Gomez outpaced Moura.

He's outrageously fast and he had a cold..

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3926 on: December 21, 2018, 10:00:51 PM »
Jheeeeeeeeez
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3927 on: December 21, 2018, 10:01:27 PM »
He's a god amongst men. Came down from the Saints last Christmas to bring us joy and titles.

It'll be ludicrous if he doesn't win Player of the Year.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3928 on: December 21, 2018, 10:01:28 PM »
That wee smirk after he out muscled Traore off the ball in the first half. Class.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3929 on: December 21, 2018, 10:01:31 PM »
Van Dijk in Dutch means ‘the Magnet’

Or it should do

I think it means "from the ditch".

Well at least what it sounds like!

That's also what the opposition players often run into. Class finish and a class act. He's a guy who can even make a mistake and you hardly notice the way he's playing right now. Long may it last. Being a late bloomer of sorts, hopefully he's still a little younger in terms of a football body than contemporaries. How the fuck did this guy play for Celtic and Southampton so long?



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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3930 on: December 21, 2018, 10:02:08 PM »
What a player. Superlatives are long gone. What. A. Player.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3931 on: December 21, 2018, 10:02:53 PM »
Remember when some on here were worried about his form for Southampton after we had to end our interest?
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3932 on: December 21, 2018, 10:03:01 PM »
We'd better gegenpress the shit out of Bayern, going to miss having The Virge in the Machine around to clean up any mistakes...
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3933 on: December 21, 2018, 10:03:04 PM »
Rolls Royce of a player.
Love the way the opposition player is running flat out, he does a little sprint to catch up then just cruises alongside them nonchalantly.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3934 on: December 21, 2018, 10:03:47 PM »
Someone who has been watching the Reds longer than me, is he the best we’ve ever had?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3935 on: December 21, 2018, 10:03:58 PM »
the man is a freak.
He’s like a video game centre back on career mode when you’ve set everything to 99

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3936 on: December 21, 2018, 10:04:30 PM »
It was clearly obvious what a complete defender he was at Southampton. Clearly, we did great to wait for him.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3937 on: December 21, 2018, 10:05:36 PM »
I'm just annoyed I took him out of my FF team in favour of Robertson!  :butt ;D
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3938 on: December 21, 2018, 10:06:51 PM »
Let’s send Southampton another £75m it’s arlarse.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3939 on: December 21, 2018, 10:07:49 PM »
God amongst men, absolute machine.
I haven't seen a single player lift our team level as much as Virgil has.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3940 on: December 21, 2018, 10:08:46 PM »
Someone who has been watching the Reds longer than me, is he the best we’ve ever had?

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I'm 52 and he is up there with the best that I have seen play for us.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3941 on: December 21, 2018, 10:09:00 PM »
best defender we've had since hyypia. top top class tonight.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3942 on: December 21, 2018, 10:10:05 PM »
There just aren't the words to do this man justice. You couldn't imagine how he could possibly be any better.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3943 on: December 21, 2018, 10:11:29 PM »
best defender we've had since hyypia. top top class tonight.

Best defender we’ve had since Volomon Van Dreyfus of the famous 1896 reds
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3944 on: December 21, 2018, 10:12:58 PM »
Is there a better centerback in the world right now?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3945 on: December 21, 2018, 10:13:51 PM »
Is there a better centerback in the world right now?

No.
There isn't.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3946 on: December 21, 2018, 10:14:37 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3947 on: December 21, 2018, 10:14:55 PM »
best defender we've had since hyypia. top top class tonight.

He is better than Hyypia.

Robertson is better than Aurelio as well.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3948 on: December 21, 2018, 10:16:57 PM »
Is there a better centerback in the world right now?

He's surely in the top 2. It's between him and Thiago Silva.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3949 on: December 21, 2018, 10:17:08 PM »
Is there a better centerback in the world right now?

Don't be daft  ;D

Such a calming influence on the team - really see the confidence growing in the team with him and Becker back there.

Put on the afterburners for that burst of pace vs Traore ... wow.
Oh and any forward would've been impressed with the timing of the run onto the cross and the finish.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3950 on: December 21, 2018, 10:17:18 PM »
Believe me when I say I thought all these thoughts by the 50th minute and not when he scored. That Virgil Van Dijk.
I am too young to have watched Hansen in his prime. I've watched some dominant attackers wear our shirt in my days (Fowler, Torres, Suarez, Salah), and a couple of midfielders mind you (Gerrard, Alonso). But when it comes to defending I haven't quite seen such a dominating presence like the big lad produces day in, day out. I loved Carra and Hyypia, Agger will always hold a soft spot in me heart, but Van Dijk is something else. When was the last time we had such a dominating figure in our ranks, let alone in the league?  Absolutely love the man to bits, he will take us to a big trophy, it's just a question of when.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3951 on: December 21, 2018, 10:18:01 PM »
Commentary for the goal, “Virgil Van Dijk, as cool as you like” not sure it was intended, but you could just say that every time he makes a tackle, header, pass, or...well anything really.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3952 on: December 21, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3953 on: December 21, 2018, 10:20:11 PM »
Hyypia was a rock but Van Dijk is on a different level, pure class in every department. Was watching some of our old matches earlier today and realised just how good Henchoz was as well.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3954 on: December 21, 2018, 10:23:07 PM »
Wow. Just wow.

When he broke into a half sprint to leave the supposed speed merchant Traore behind him...that was confirmation the game was up for Wolves.

He has seriously turned us from a very good side to elite. He's that good.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3955 on: December 21, 2018, 10:24:05 PM »
When a defender in the same team as Mo Salah gets as much praise as Virgil, you know he's special.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3956 on: December 21, 2018, 10:26:13 PM »
God amongst men, absolute machine.
I haven't seen a single player lift our team level as much as Virgil has.

Major point right there; he lifts the entire team.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3957 on: December 21, 2018, 10:26:55 PM »
An absolute steal, what a player!!!

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3958 on: December 21, 2018, 10:27:06 PM »
In terms of achievements he’s clearly behind many Liverpool defenders, but I have never seen a better central defender playing for us. Hyypiä was fantastic, but Van Dijk has everything he had, with added leadership, far greater pace, and better ability on the ball. I honestly doubt if I have ever seen a more talented central defender for any team in the 25-30 or so years that I’ve been watching football. Again, many have achieved a lot more, but very few can match Van Dijk’s allround ability.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3959 on: December 21, 2018, 10:27:32 PM »
I have nothing constructive to add to this thread.
This guys is just an absolute monster of a defender.
Never seen him playing I think. But looks like a good player.