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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3960 on: December 21, 2018, 10:30:13 PM »
I love this man. We robbed Southampton.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3961 on: December 21, 2018, 10:30:52 PM »
The Traore one will be what everyone talks about but he had one with Jiminez in the second half too where he just stood off him a bit and was like Ďyeah do what you want mate, Iíve got thisí and just covered him cool as you like, bided his time and then nicked the ball off him
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3962 on: December 21, 2018, 10:31:24 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.

Hyypia was class, but here and there, he used to give a penalty away. VVD is one class above Hyypia.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3963 on: December 21, 2018, 10:31:35 PM »
Beast. Apart from the goal which was a excellent finish I loved when he outpaced Traore and just bullied him off the ball. Man mountain.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3964 on: December 21, 2018, 10:32:51 PM »
I love this man. We robbed Southampton.

Southampton robbed Celtic to be honest.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3965 on: December 21, 2018, 10:34:17 PM »
I give up. H's too good. Honestly cant find the words anymore to express how good he is.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3966 on: December 21, 2018, 10:38:18 PM »
Best defender I've ever seen unrivaled
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3967 on: December 21, 2018, 10:38:47 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3968 on: December 21, 2018, 10:39:02 PM »
What a man :-* :lickin

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3969 on: December 21, 2018, 10:39:34 PM »
Superlatives don't do him justice, like at all.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3970 on: December 21, 2018, 10:41:00 PM »
I honestly think Adama Traore is the fastest player in the league. That was crazy.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3971 on: December 21, 2018, 10:44:48 PM »
I used to think Sami was magnificent but Virgil well i'm speechless
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3972 on: December 21, 2018, 10:45:53 PM »
He is the best player in the league for me. World class.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3973 on: December 21, 2018, 10:48:12 PM »
He is the best player in the league for me. World class.

Yip. I know Salah, Hazard, Kane, De Bruyne, Aguero etc would be a lot of peoples choice, but its always been Van Dijk for me. The single most important player in the league to any team.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3974 on: December 21, 2018, 10:49:27 PM »
He is by far the best in the League - and so much better than Laporte!
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3975 on: December 21, 2018, 10:53:33 PM »
How long before Southampton are claiming we massively underpaid for Virgil like Roma do with Salah?
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3976 on: December 21, 2018, 10:55:20 PM »
I used to think Sami was magnificent but Virgil well i'm speechless

I used to joke that we needed a Sami with pace. And now we've signed one.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3977 on: December 21, 2018, 10:55:42 PM »
How long before Southampton are claiming we massively underpaid for Virgil like Roma do with Salah?

No, no. He was overrated and not the player he was pre-injury remember?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3978 on: December 21, 2018, 10:56:57 PM »
How long before Southampton are claiming we massively underpaid for Virgil like Roma do with Salah?
I think they under paid for Danny Ings. There is a 25goal a season striker if heís injury free. We should have made them pay at least 30.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3979 on: December 21, 2018, 10:57:29 PM »
I tell you Van Dijk and Gomez are going to live long in our memories
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3980 on: December 21, 2018, 11:12:32 PM »
In terms of achievements heís clearly behind many Liverpool defenders, but I have never seen a better central defender playing for us. Hyypiš 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 Iíve been watching football. Again, many have achieved a lot more, but very few can match Van Dijkís allround ability.

He's prime Rio Ferdinand 90% of the time. And then when he needs to, he morphs into prime John Terry. He's absolutely amazing in a way that few defenders are. Maybe a more physical version of Nesta who IMO was the best defender in the world for about a decade before he aged and the next generation came through.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3981 on: December 21, 2018, 11:13:42 PM »
Give him whatever he wants for as long as he wants

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3982 on: December 21, 2018, 11:19:51 PM »
He is by far the best in the League the world - and so much better than LaPorte! Everyone


Fixed that for you mate  :wave

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3983 on: December 21, 2018, 11:22:37 PM »
https://www.football365.com/news/next-year-could-be-liverpools-year-with-van-dijk

Since he joined, no player has played more minutes for Liverpool. No player has completed more passes, made more clearances, won more headers, or made more interceptions. Opponents cannot go through him, under him, over him or around him. They must simply hope for the best, because in his current form, there might be no better defender in the world.


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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3984 on: December 21, 2018, 11:25:16 PM »


Not all down to him of course but he easily claims the poster boy creds.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3985 on: December 21, 2018, 11:29:47 PM »
This man might just be the best player, adjusting for position, in the world.

I think already after a year he is my greatest ever Liverpool player.

I have not seen anything like him. He's seriously world class.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3986 on: December 21, 2018, 11:32:02 PM »
https://www.football365.com/news/next-year-could-be-liverpools-year-with-van-dijk

Since he joined, no player has played more minutes for Liverpool. No player has completed more passes, made more clearances, won more headers, or made more interceptions. Opponents cannot go through him, under him, over him or around him. They must simply hope for the best, because in his current form, there might be no better defender in the world.


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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3987 on: December 21, 2018, 11:32:56 PM »
This man might just be the best player, adjusting for position, in the world.

I think already after a year he is my greatest ever Liverpool player.

I have not seen anything like him. He's seriously world class.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3988 on: December 21, 2018, 11:33:24 PM »
A real team leader.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3989 on: December 21, 2018, 11:33:30 PM »
Oldies - is he better than peak Jocky? Best defender Iíve seen in England in my lifetime, better than hyypia, Ferdinand, terry, vidic, Campbell, Adams & Stam.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3990 on: December 21, 2018, 11:35:12 PM »
Iím 28 and heís possibly the best centre back Iíve seen for this club.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3991 on: December 21, 2018, 11:37:03 PM »
Oldies - is he better than peak Jocky? Best defender Iíve seen in England in my lifetime, better than hyypia, Ferdinand, terry, vidic, Campbell, Adams & Stam.

That's the question for me too. I agree with you on the rest. He seems to have something more than all of the players you listed there. Faster than Hyypia, better aerially and more aggressive than Ferdinand, faster and much better on the ball than Terry and Vidic, better overall than Campbell and Adams, and faster again and better on the ball than Stam.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3992 on: December 21, 2018, 11:40:48 PM »
That's the question for me too. I agree with you on the rest. He seems to have something more than all of the players you listed there. Faster than Hyypia, better aerially and more aggressive than Ferdinand, faster and much better on the ball than Terry and Vidic, better overall than Campbell and Adams, and faster again and better on the ball than Stam.
Terry was underrated on the ball. Was two footed. Wouldnít say there is much between VVD and Terry passing wise.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3993 on: December 21, 2018, 11:40:58 PM »
Iím 28 and heís possibly the best centre back Iíve seen for this club.

The best since Sami by a long way.
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« Reply #3994 on: December 21, 2018, 11:43:21 PM »
Terry was underrated on the ball. Was two footed. Wouldnít say there is much between VVD and Terry passing wise.

I thought he was underrated too but some of the passes that Virgil hits, his close control and touch, and his shooting are all a level above Terry's. There was a moment today when a defender tried to close him down as he was about to shoot. He faked a shot, move the ball slightly to leave the defender sliding away into no man's land and then hit his shot, which was blocked. But it was not the control of a defender. It was of a much higher calibre and more akin to that of a forward.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3995 on: December 21, 2018, 11:44:15 PM »
Oldies - is he better than peak Jocky? Best defender I’ve seen in England in my lifetime, better than hyypia, Ferdinand, terry, vidic, Campbell, Adams & Stam.

He's close enough for it to be a debate. He's probably a touch quicker than Hansen, but everyone is quicker - basically, Hansen was as quick versus the strikers of his day as VVD is now. VVD is better in the air, and probably physically stronger. Hansen I think put the ball into touch less, being pretty much the best defender I've ever seen at unexpectedly turning away from a challenging striker with the ball and keeping possession. Hansen also seemed more adept bringing the ball out of defence - VVD looks good doing it, but it doesn't often really come to anything (he often advances 20 yards then turns and lays the ball back). But that's a tough one to recall without forensic examination of Hansen games to a degree that they don't exist, and the lack of stats for that period.

It's close, on talent. VVD certainly has a way to go to prove himself over an extended period, and at the moment possibly needs to have a few more commanding performances in the biggest of games.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3996 on: December 21, 2018, 11:45:01 PM »
What a player. Sometimes he makes defending look so easy, so natural. That's an art very few master.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3997 on: December 21, 2018, 11:48:54 PM »
There's no one I enjoy watching more for us right now. The bit where he stood off Jimenez, the foot race with a really fucking fast Traore where he just went through the gears and the goal he richly deserves. What a wonderful footballer.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3998 on: December 21, 2018, 11:48:55 PM »
In terms of achievements heís clearly behind many Liverpool defenders, but I have never seen a better central defender playing for us. Hyypiš 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 Iíve been watching football. Again, many have achieved a lot more, but very few can match Van Dijkís allround ability.
25 years would take us back to 1993. That includes the age of Maldini, Nesta, Desailly etc. So Van Dijk isn't the only defender in that time with all-round world class ability.

If he wins some serious trophies, we can start comparing him to the best of other generations. Right now, we limit it to his own generation: Ramos, Varane, Thiago Silva, etc., and we can say that he is probably the best in the world right now.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #3999 on: December 21, 2018, 11:55:36 PM »
Virgil must be feeling really chuffed and justified in his decision to come here, literal choice of any club in the world, chose the absolute best place for him.
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