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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5440 on: May 12, 2019, 07:50:03 AM »
Don’t think we’ll sign a cb, because we have 4 top ones already. So unless one goes out, One won’t come in.
That’s how I see it too, no other team in the league has 4CBs as good as ours. Sure, it is Van Dijk who is the main reason for that, but Gomez was brilliant in the first half of the season, and Matip’s been outstanding in the second half. Lovren’s not bad for a forth choice defender either and Fabinho was great the 2-3 times he had to play there. We have this position covered.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5441 on: May 12, 2019, 12:41:30 PM »
He's alright I suppose, but he's not as good as Mina/Keane/Jagielka
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5442 on: May 12, 2019, 12:53:11 PM »
He'll emulate this great man's achievements very soon I feel...

It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5443 on: May 12, 2019, 02:28:43 PM »
Apparently he won the Premier League Player of the Year as well.

https://www.the42.ie/vvd-virgil-van-dijk-premier-league-player-of-the-season-4630929-May2019/

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5444 on: May 12, 2019, 02:42:20 PM »
How many of our outfield squad have been available all of the season? Virgil and Milner maybe. What's your point?

Just pointing out that Gomez and Matip have missed large chunks of every season they’ve been with us. Not that difficult to understand.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5445 on: May 13, 2019, 10:46:38 AM »
We are well stocked in this position.
Well stocked with broken biscuits though.  They're still very tasty in their category but not fit for purpose often enough.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5446 on: May 13, 2019, 02:51:25 PM »
Still not been dribbled past in a Liverpool shirt this season.

Nor last season. He’s faced Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo, Mbappe, Hazard, McTominay, et al, during that time too. Amazing stat.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5447 on: May 13, 2019, 02:53:44 PM »
Nor last season. He’s faced Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo, Mbappe, Hazard, McTominay, et al, during that time too. Amazing stat.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5448 on: May 13, 2019, 04:46:48 PM »
There’s very little that I can say about VVD other than he is the standard that ALL centre backs in the world are now measured against. He has everything.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5449 on: May 13, 2019, 05:47:53 PM »
Garth Crooks can go slide down a bollard the minge faced waddler. Trying to create a narrative of Van Dijk needing to leave at every opportunity. He hates that we’ve got the best centre half on the planet. Bad, bad dickhead.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5450 on: May 13, 2019, 06:41:00 PM »
Garth Crooks can go slide down a bollard the minge faced waddler. Trying to create a narrative of Van Dijk needing to leave at every opportunity. He hates that we’ve got the best centre half on the planet. Bad, bad dickhead.

Just ignore him, nobody is going to believe that Virgil wants to leave.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5451 on: May 14, 2019, 06:29:14 AM »
Every time one of our players starts showing world class, Garth Crooks seems to have an agenda about them leaving Liverpool. He's probably worried for his precious Spurs team.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5452 on: May 14, 2019, 06:32:11 AM »
Garth Crooks can go slide down a bollard the minge faced waddler. Trying to create a narrative of Van Dijk needing to leave at every opportunity. He hates that we’ve got the best centre half on the planet. Bad, bad dickhead.

We're one of the top 2 teams in Europe. Unless he wants to go to City, whom he turned down, there's literally no more competitive team in the continent that will give him more opportunity to win or better wages than what we can offer.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5453 on: May 14, 2019, 11:35:05 AM »
We're one of the top 2 teams in Europe. Unless he wants to go to City, whom he turned down, there's literally no more competitive team in the continent that will give him more opportunity to win or better wages than what we can offer.

There are several that will give better wages right? I mean our wages aren't anything to be sniffed at - but we seem to give players good wages, give them a season to prove themselves, and then up the wages with a new contract.

United, PSG, Chelsea, Barca, Real will give players more upfront.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5454 on: May 14, 2019, 03:59:05 PM »
Every time one of our players starts showing world class, Garth Crooks seems to have an agenda about them leaving Liverpool. He's probably worried for his precious Spurs team.

mhm... I could just as easily put out a narrative that says Pochettino is going to leave.... which is actually more likely than Virgil leaving

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5455 on: May 17, 2019, 03:10:32 PM »
Have we sent Southampton Football Club another £75 million yet?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5456 on: May 17, 2019, 04:18:41 PM »
Yeah... the craziest thing is... he was a value signing after all  ;D

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5458 on: May 17, 2019, 09:02:01 PM »
Funny them comments mate :)

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5459 on: May 17, 2019, 10:08:16 PM »
Twitter should have a tagline.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5460 on: May 18, 2019, 12:04:48 AM »
Think he makes the other CB who partners with him look/play better than they probably are.  Probably the highest complement you can give him.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5461 on: May 29, 2019, 01:52:42 PM »
There's about 80 hours to kick off. This is an immensely reassuring read to help settle the nerves:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/24/virgil-van-dijk-interview-liverpool-champions-league-final

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5462 on: May 30, 2019, 06:42:11 PM »
Well I know he is great but...

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5463 on: May 30, 2019, 11:30:04 PM »
There's about 80 hours to kick off. This is an immensely reassuring read to help settle the nerves:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/24/virgil-van-dijk-interview-liverpool-champions-league-final

A good read that. There’s another in the Guardian with Robertson from this evening and the players just sound ready for anything. Nothing is taken for granted and they’re gonna give everything.

It’s not that it’s a shock to hear that but as you say reassuring to feel the focus from them.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5464 on: June 1, 2019, 10:20:43 PM »
@OptaJose
 1 - Virgil van Dijk has played more minutes played without being dribbled past by an opponent than any other outfield player in a single Champions League season since at least 2005/06 (1080 minutes). Titan.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5465 on: June 1, 2019, 10:22:50 PM »
deserves Ballon Dor imo.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5466 on: June 1, 2019, 10:27:38 PM »
WHAT A TACKLE ON SON!

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5467 on: June 1, 2019, 10:31:48 PM »
When Son bore down on Allison and Virgil steered him wide and easily booted the ball away...  I'd like to say it was unnerving but Christ on a stick there was no other possible outcome, was there?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5468 on: June 1, 2019, 10:32:09 PM »
Best CB on earth and more should be said for his partner Matip who is criminally under rated.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5469 on: June 1, 2019, 10:34:09 PM »
Best CB on earth and more should be said for his partner Matip who is criminally under rated.

Both were great tonight.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5470 on: June 1, 2019, 10:34:22 PM »
Virgil needs to have the trophy until the parade. After all, just like Kane, it'll never get away from it's marker.

Might just be our best defender ever. Even though there were jitters all over the place, with a man like him, there was always the belief. We have him.

Fuck it, let's give him Ballon d'Or  :champ

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5471 on: June 1, 2019, 10:35:35 PM »
Could see how much it meant to him, he was in tears as soon as that final whistle went

Some criticised him for wanting the move to Liverpool and look at him now

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5472 on: June 1, 2019, 10:37:29 PM »
Not sure I'm happy about the result. 18 and 6 doesn't sound as good.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5473 on: June 1, 2019, 10:37:48 PM »
When Son bore down on Allison and Virgil steered him wide and easily booted the ball away...  I'd like to say it was unnerving but Christ on a stick there was no other possible outcome, was there?

Was yet another moment where you can see his worth. So composed, such pace and strength in recovery. Strikers think they have a chance and then get brushed aside. Outside of that, Kane barely saw the ball. Virg won virtually every header and overall was composed, imperious and organised. In a match where no-one really played at their best level and no-one on the pitch was particularly cohesive, I thought he, along with Alisson, Matip (and perhaps Son and Rose from their side) had really good games.

Well deserved of his place as one of the premier defenders in the world. He'll only be even more imperious next season.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5474 on: June 1, 2019, 11:10:35 PM »
European footballer of the year, right there in front of your eyes tonight.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5475 on: June 1, 2019, 11:11:48 PM »
Spurs did sweet fuck all tonight

Virgil made Spurs do sweet fuck all tonight

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5476 on: June 1, 2019, 11:18:06 PM »
He chose us over City as he knew he's more likely to win CL with us. Smart lad. And he's probably gonna win few more of these as well.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5477 on: June 1, 2019, 11:25:50 PM »
That tackle on Son, my god.

If he wins the Nations League with the Netherlands as well he has to be a shoo-in for the Ballon d'or.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year
« Reply #5479 on: June 1, 2019, 11:41:26 PM »
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