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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3640 on: November 24, 2018, 08:10:34 PM »
He's Virgil van Dijk, He's Virgil van Dijk.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3641 on: November 24, 2018, 08:20:57 PM »
Boss. MOTM today in my opinion
Him and Lovren didn't put a foot wrong.

Troy Deeney & Isaac Success are the kind of strikers who would have nicked a goal or two against us few years ago, today, VVD and Lovren controlled them nicely.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3642 on: November 24, 2018, 08:25:37 PM »
Him and Lovren didn't put a foot wrong.

Troy Deeney & Isaac Success are the kind of strikers who would have nicked a goal or two against us few years ago, today, VVD and Lovren controlled them nicely.

Those two would have had Skrtel and Sakho on toast.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3643 on: November 24, 2018, 08:45:57 PM »
Those two would have had Skrtel and Sakho on toast.
That gave me horrible flashbacks to the first time Klopp took us to Watford:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35086289

Bogdan was obviously filling in (although a lot of our fans had been calling for him to replace Mignolet anyway) but what a contrast between that back five and the one that played today.  To think we used to live in fear of that lump Deeney.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3644 on: November 24, 2018, 08:57:25 PM »
we used to have difficulty with this sort of player see Benteke, Lukaku. Our central defenders would get absolutely bullied. not anymore.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3645 on: November 25, 2018, 12:31:07 AM »
That gave me horrible flashbacks to the first time Klopp took us to Watford:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35086289

Bogdan was obviously filling in (although a lot of our fans had been calling for him to replace Mignolet anyway) but what a contrast between that back five and the one that played today.  To think we used to live in fear of that lump Deeney.

I get anxious just thinking about it  ;D

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3646 on: November 25, 2018, 01:03:45 AM »
I'd love to know what he said to TAA during the celebration after his goal. He had Trent in stitches.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3647 on: November 25, 2018, 01:13:29 AM »
Our best player. Immense.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3648 on: November 25, 2018, 02:33:43 AM »
He is our best player. He is better than Salah. Equal to or better than the Salah of last seasonís second half. I donít watch other leagues to know whether he is the best CB in the world, but he is certainly better than Ramos, who people often mention, and the best in the PL.

He is worth £150m to us now.
I whole heartedly agree. He's quite something else and I genuinely think that not only is he better than the likes of Hyypia and Carra who were works class defenders in their days, but that he's a level above them. He allows the team to play 10m higher like Ferdinand did and then makes every last ditch tackle like Terry did while organising the defence like a Carvalho. Players with his physical and technical attributes threaten to put it together but often never do. Van Dijk has done it. He's different level to every other CB in the league.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3649 on: November 25, 2018, 02:46:19 AM »
Random q - on the delafoolyou offside goal like 4 mins in - how did VvD not close that and how did Alison get beaten - did we slow up because we thought offside? Or just perfectly done by their player?

Obviously offside fortunately - just wondering.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3650 on: November 25, 2018, 02:50:55 AM »
Random q - on the delafoolyou offside goal like 4 mins in - how did VvD not close that and how did Alison get beaten - did we slow up because we thought offside? Or just perfectly done by their player?

Obviously offside fortunately - just wondering.

We played the offside trap perfetly, and if the trap is played well, which it was, Delawhateverhis face is considerebly ahead of Van Dijk, and while Van Dijk is quick, Delabluenosebitter is very quick.

Becker is a great keeper but he isn't superman, it was a good shot, taken early enough with enough power and precision

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3651 on: November 25, 2018, 04:08:25 AM »
He plays as if this level is inferior to him.

Like when you see a recently retired player play for a Sunday league team.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3652 on: November 25, 2018, 09:04:43 PM »
We played the offside trap perfetly, and if the trap is played well, which it was, Delawhateverhis face is considerebly ahead of Van Dijk, and while Van Dijk is quick, Delabluenosebitter is very quick.

Becker is a great keeper but he isn't superman, it was a good shot, taken early enough with enough power and precision

Think Alisson had actually spotted the flag up think he even pointed to it?
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3653 on: November 28, 2018, 02:22:52 AM »
Thanks to this guy, Allisson and Gomez, I actually find it fun to watch us defend a lot of the time.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3654 on: November 28, 2018, 04:37:53 AM »
He plays as if this level is inferior to him.

Like when you see a recently retired player play for a Sunday league team.

Such a great analogy, exactly what it is like
Normally a player can look great on tubes, but one of the things that's encouraging for me is just the amount of youtube videos on him

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3655 on: December 1, 2018, 06:46:41 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/11/30/virgil-van-dijk-already-one-liverpools-great-centre-halves/

Carra basically saying that he's better than anyone he's seen at the club in at least 20 years and compares VVD to a combination of Terry and Ferdinand.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3656 on: December 1, 2018, 08:10:51 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/11/30/virgil-van-dijk-already-one-liverpools-great-centre-halves/

Carra basically saying that he's better than anyone he's seen at the club in at least 20 years and compares VVD to a combination of Terry and Ferdinand.

I think Carra's right,Virgil has the leadership,aerial prowess and toughness of Terry and the mobility and ball playing skills Ferdinand had making him better than both.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3657 on: December 1, 2018, 09:44:22 AM »
I think Carra's right,Virgil has the leadership,aerial prowess and toughness of Terry and the mobility and ball playing skills Ferdinand had making him better than both.

I think history is being very kind to Terry but Ferdinand was an absolutely imperious defender - a genuine all-time great imo. VVD has got a lot of career left and a lot of trophies to win before he can claim to be better imho.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3658 on: December 2, 2018, 04:13:28 AM »
I think history is being very kind to Terry but Ferdinand was an absolutely imperious defender - a genuine all-time great imo. VVD has got a lot of career left and a lot of trophies to win before he can claim to be better imho.
Leaving aside what an absolute prick the bloke is off the pitch, it shouldn't be forgotten what a magnificent defender John Terry was. He was so dominant. Ferdinand was brilliant too, but from a pure defensive point of view, I think Terry was better. It's a massive compliment for Van Dijk to be compared to either of the two, but you're right - we'll see how his career stacks up to theirs at the end of it.

Edit: God, England were spoiled with defenders in the 2000s. Terry, Ferdinand, Campbell, Carragher, Neville, Cole...
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3659 on: December 2, 2018, 11:29:25 AM »
Leaving aside what an absolute prick the bloke is off the pitch, it shouldn't be forgotten what a magnificent defender John Terry was. He was so dominant. Ferdinand was brilliant too, but from a pure defensive point of view, I think Terry was better. It's a massive compliment for Van Dijk to be compared to either of the two, but you're right - we'll see how his career stacks up to theirs at the end of it.

Edit: God, England were spoiled with defenders in the 2000s. Terry, Ferdinand, Campbell, Carragher, Neville, Cole...
Ledley King was magnificent too, would be regarded higher had he not had such bad luck with injuries.  Apparently he only received 8 yellow cards his whole career too. Surely that's bollocks.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3660 on: December 2, 2018, 01:15:39 PM »
Probably received a couple in Europe as well. the 8 is premier league which is still great

i can remember he always seemed to be fit for us and put on a good performance

VVD is great, hardware doesn't maketh the man but it sure helps. He needs to win hardware with us

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3661 on: December 2, 2018, 01:42:51 PM »
I donít think anyone would argue against the fact that VVD has met or exceeded the high expectations set for him. He brings a calmness and solidness into our defence which has allowed those around him to focus on doing their jobs well too.

Itís time the goal gods gave him a goal and hopefully he gets one today.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3662 on: December 2, 2018, 01:48:30 PM »
King was quality and seemed like him and Diaby at Arsenal had an insane knack of always being fit just in time to face us, put in a great performance, then be back injured straight after

Van Dijk is an incredibly gifted centre back and i'm delighted Gomez has him to learn from as they are very similar in playing style.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3663 on: December 2, 2018, 06:19:39 PM »
Love big Virgil.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3664 on: December 2, 2018, 06:20:19 PM »
Love that assist, knew exactly what he was doing
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3665 on: December 2, 2018, 06:22:22 PM »
Love that assist, knew exactly what he was doing

Calculated using Stokes' theorem.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3666 on: December 2, 2018, 06:40:55 PM »
Calculated using Stokes' theorem.
Even made the Coriolis correction. 
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3667 on: December 2, 2018, 07:00:04 PM »
Even made the Coriolis correction.

All within a few seconds.... Albert Einstein would be proud.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3668 on: December 2, 2018, 07:09:52 PM »
Was VVD heading for the changing room after his "assist"?
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3669 on: December 2, 2018, 07:13:21 PM »
Immense.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3670 on: December 2, 2018, 07:41:15 PM »
That no-look assist!
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3671 on: December 2, 2018, 07:55:05 PM »
His fucking smile during the interview. I love this bloke, favourite player by a mile
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3672 on: December 2, 2018, 09:05:24 PM »
Was VVD heading for the changing room after his "assist"?
"Feck it, I resign from football"

You know how in action films, cool guys never look at the explosion? Well it's the same concept in football, cool guys don't look at the goal when they've done an assist.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3673 on: December 2, 2018, 09:13:39 PM »
The more I watch this guy the more I honestly cannot fathom why one of the continents top clubs didn't go in for him before we did

I don't think I've seen such a commanding centre half since Hyypia

He's obviously been watching a few Xabi Alonso long range passing vids on YouTube too

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3674 on: December 2, 2018, 09:23:16 PM »
Thought he looked a bit tired at the game against PSG and could be rested for this game. Saw that he could hardly leap.

But what a great assist! VVD for no.10 from now on.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3675 on: December 2, 2018, 10:43:17 PM »
Apart from what an incredible player he is we need players who arenít soft and heís the first to front opposition who are trying to cause shit. Put Neymar right in his place last match and done the same with richarlison today.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3677 on: December 3, 2018, 11:39:06 AM »
He's our center half.......

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3678 on: December 3, 2018, 11:49:37 AM »
no look assist yesterday
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3679 on: December 3, 2018, 09:23:05 PM »
Im convinced Virgil played that ball exactly how he wanted it, thats why he walked away as soon as he struck the looping volley. His work was done.  ;D
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