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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2880 on: August 12, 2018, 10:05:47 PM »
I genuinely think this lad is one of the best center halves in the world. There isn't a single phase of the game that he lacks in. If we can get him a partner that doesn't need constant cover and assistance the rest of the world will catch on to how fantastic he is. He is the type of player that can singlehandedly transform a defense. He reads the game so, so well.

He is, no question about it.

He's the best in the PL.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2881 on: August 12, 2018, 10:11:28 PM »
Liverpool attack, West Ham scramble away, VVD controls it on his chest, taps it across to Gomez or Robertson, wave after wave. For the first 20 min he did well covering in behind Joe but it wasnít really needed after that, except the Arnautovic chance. He is our rock.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2882 on: August 12, 2018, 10:27:42 PM »
He`s a cross between Alan Hansen and Ron Yeats as far as I am concerned.The new red colossus and he is a cracking footballer.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2883 on: August 12, 2018, 10:55:59 PM »
@bet365: Since making his Liverpool debut, no player has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Virgil van Dijk.

The Reds haven't conceded a league goal at Anfield since February.

What a clossus- just looks so calm and composed when dealing with any potential issues. He is bigger, quicker, stronger and more intelligent than anyone he has faced- how do you beat him?

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2884 on: August 12, 2018, 11:28:58 PM »
He is, no question about it.

He's the best in the PL.

I'd go further and say he can establish himself as the best in Europe very soon. He's what you'd get if you were to create a CB in a machine.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2885 on: August 13, 2018, 02:28:24 AM »
By the way that moment he shrugged off Antonio in the first half was amazing. Antonio is the definition of physicality, tall and broad and has made a career of physically and athletically dominating people down the right. Virgil barely flicked his hips.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2886 on: August 13, 2018, 03:45:07 AM »
I genuinely think this lad is one of the best center halves in the world. There isn't a single phase of the game that he lacks in. If we can get him a partner that doesn't need constant cover and assistance the rest of the world will catch on to how fantastic he is. He is the type of player that can singlehandedly transform a defense. He reads the game so, so well.

Leave apart weird reputations which build up for no reason, the best defenders in the world for me are:

Umtiti, Varane, VVD, Chiellini and Godin.

VVD is comfortably the best CB in the league.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2887 on: August 13, 2018, 05:20:30 AM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2888 on: August 13, 2018, 07:19:13 AM »
Brilliant start. True leader and footballer.
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« Reply #2889 on: August 13, 2018, 08:59:56 AM »
It's funny just how easy he makes everything look.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2890 on: August 13, 2018, 09:17:25 AM »
When he told Mane to stop the fucking cross.  ;D
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2891 on: August 13, 2018, 02:00:06 PM »
I'm not big on the importance of armband but in this case it's so obvious the benefit of having this colossus and real leader of men leading us out on the pitch. We should consider any little gain this season fighting against team that wins 100 pts like it's nothing.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2892 on: August 13, 2018, 02:08:14 PM »
I know the usual names that roll off peoples lips when you think of the best players in the league to watch , but there isnt a player I enjoy watching more than Van Dijk in the premier league,

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2893 on: August 13, 2018, 02:33:38 PM »
Leave apart weird reputations which build up for no reason, the best defenders in the world for me are:

Umtiti, Varane, VVD, Chiellini and Godin.

VVD is comfortably the best CB in the league.

You're forgetting Harry Maguire and John Stones
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2894 on: August 13, 2018, 02:53:45 PM »
You're forgetting Harry Maguire and John Stones

Ah jaysus talking about Harry Maguire.  One of them shows on the radio last night talking European football, about PSG.  Saying they signed some CB , cant remember the name, and describing him they said "he brings the ball out of defense Harry Magure-esq"  I nearly pissed myself, as if Harry Maguire is suddenly the barometer for that style of defender.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2895 on: August 13, 2018, 05:33:46 PM »
When he told Mane to stop the fucking cross.  ;D

To be honest, it's these moments of leadership that direct accountability onto a teammate that I tend to enjoy most (after goals scored!).
I wish Klopp would do away with captains-due-to-time-at-club and pick Van Dijk as our 3rd captain.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2896 on: August 13, 2018, 05:53:42 PM »
Ah jaysus talking about Harry Maguire.  One of them shows on the radio last night talking European football, about PSG.  Saying they signed some CB , cant remember the name, and describing him they said "he brings the ball out of defense Harry Magure-esq"  I nearly pissed myself, as if Harry Maguire is suddenly the barometer for that style of defender.

To be fair he was talking about an old timey steamroller at the time
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2897 on: August 13, 2018, 06:08:23 PM »
Leave apart weird reputations which build up for no reason, the best defenders in the world for me are:

Umtiti, Varane, VVD, Chiellini and Godin.

VVD is comfortably the best CB in the league.

Ramos has surely got to be in there too. He's a nob but also a great defender

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2898 on: August 13, 2018, 06:15:27 PM »
Ramos has surely got to be in there too. He's a nob but also a great defender

Agree, I'd have Ramos instead of Umtiti in that list.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2899 on: August 17, 2018, 12:19:14 PM »
For a team who overpaid for John Stones, Kyle Walker and almost everyone else ... You expect people to believe you that you balked at Van Dijk price? Just be honest ... Van Dijk only had eyes for Liverpool and there are players that canít be bought just by money.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2900 on: August 17, 2018, 12:48:52 PM »
Got collared by some utterly moronic Chelsea fan in the office discussing our chances this season. His first line:

Him: 'You've still got a weakness in defence"
Me: "I can understand people have reservations about Lovren, he's still probably got a brain fart in him, but since Van Dijk's come in, he's looked a different player, I've no problem with him now"
Him "Maybe, but I still think you need to upgrade on Van Dijk, he makes so many mistakes"

I thought he was joking, but apparently not!
It looks to me as if we have signed another 'average' player. I'll hold back my complete opinion until I see the lad play

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2901 on: August 17, 2018, 12:58:50 PM »
Got collared by some utterly moronic Chelsea fan in the office discussing our chances this season. His first line:

Him: 'You've still got a weakness in defence"
Me: "I can understand people have reservations about Lovren, he's still probably got a brain fart in him, but since Van Dijk's come in, he's looked a different player, I've no problem with him now"
Him "Maybe, but I still think you need to upgrade on Van Dijk, he makes so many mistakes"

I thought he was joking, but apparently not!

The average football fan is a fucking moron these days

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2902 on: August 17, 2018, 01:10:45 PM »
Such a brilliant player and defender. Be interesting to see how he does this season.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2903 on: August 17, 2018, 01:12:36 PM »
Got collared by some utterly moronic Chelsea fan in the office discussing our chances this season. His first line:

Him: 'You've still got a weakness in defence"
Me: "I can understand people have reservations about Lovren, he's still probably got a brain fart in him, but since Van Dijk's come in, he's looked a different player, I've no problem with him now"
Him "Maybe, but I still think you need to upgrade on Van Dijk, he makes so many mistakes"

I thought he was joking, but apparently not!

A player that Chelsea were interested in and would walk into their team...

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2904 on: August 17, 2018, 02:25:39 PM »
A player that Chelsea were interested in and would walk into their team...

Also just seen no one has more clean sheets that him since his debut for us...but he makes so many mistakes?!

Easily the best CB in the league!

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2905 on: August 17, 2018, 07:38:40 PM »
Got collared by some utterly moronic Chelsea fan in the office discussing our chances this season. His first line:

Him: 'You've still got a weakness in defence"
Me: "I can understand people have reservations about Lovren, he's still probably got a brain fart in him, but since Van Dijk's come in, he's looked a different player, I've no problem with him now"
Him "Maybe, but I still think you need to upgrade on Van Dijk, he makes so many mistakes"

I thought he was joking, but apparently not!
Yep- that's the perception among my circles as well- even 1 or 2 LFC supporters! Van Dijk and Clyne are "error prone" and Ox is midtable/championship material according to them.
Doesn't matter what evidence/stats you provide- they're thorough Sky controlled muppets. These are the sort who think Jenas is a sage.

And yeah- I already ditched those LFC "supporters" as friends. Can't afford to have friends with half a brain around me.
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« Reply #2906 on: August 17, 2018, 08:05:52 PM »
Yep- that's the perception among my circles as well- even 1 or 2 LFC supporters! Van Dijk and Clyne are "error prone" and Ox is midtable/championship material according to them.
Doesn't matter what evidence/stats you provide- they're thorough Sky controlled muppets. These are the sort who think Jenas is a sage.

And yeah- I already ditched those LFC "supporters" as friends. Can't afford to have friends with half a brain around me.

ha ha ha ha.. Two of our most reliable defenders, and the one midfielder who had elite penetration stats last season.

I've got a few of LFC supporting friends (more of whatsapp group mates), who have had some crazy opinions (including Ribery was always average, we should've sold Lallana after 2015-16, giving dogs abuse at Lovren, Gini & Hendo, & so on), and I've been out of such groups now. But it gets worse if you join common groups with all of PL fanbase, it's even more of a madhouse (almost like Evertonomics and Jelavic is better than Suarez level).

It's just not worth it. If someone's a bit off the mark, you can begin explaining them. If they're watching a whole different sport in a whole different planet, you can't even begin with anything,

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2907 on: August 17, 2018, 09:15:46 PM »
A player that Chelsea were interested in and would walk into their team...

he would walk to any team.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2908 on: August 18, 2018, 01:08:53 PM »
Also just seen no one has more clean sheets that him since his debut for us...but he makes so many mistakes?!

Easily the best CB in the league!
To be fair, there are quite a few mistakes he still makes since joining us. He still puts the milk in before the tea. He uses his right hand to open the car door rather than lean across with his left with the dutch mentality to be aware of cyclists.  He's put coloureds in with the whites .  Oh and he's forgotten that in England you can't be a great centre back unless you make last ditch going to ground tackles for the telly.
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« Reply #2909 on: August 18, 2018, 01:14:35 PM »
To be fair, there are quite a few mistakes he still makes since joining us. He still puts the milk in before the tea. He uses his right hand to open the car door rather than lean across with his left with the dutch mentality to be aware of cyclists.  He's put coloureds in with the whites .  Oh and he's forgotten that in England you can't be a great centre back unless you make last ditch going to ground tackles for the telly.

As Klopp said, "In England, good defending is clearing a ball off the line"
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2910 on: August 18, 2018, 01:22:36 PM »
As Klopp said, "In England, good defending is clearing a ball off the line"

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« Reply #2911 on: August 18, 2018, 01:35:08 PM »
People seem to have really got hung up on mistakes in football in general in the last few years when talking about defending - I think Skyís and MOTDís emphasis on it in an attempt to analyze are largely to blame
Donít think thereís ever been such a thing as a mistake free keeper or centre back

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2912 on: August 18, 2018, 01:35:41 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2913 on: August 18, 2018, 01:59:38 PM »
Donít think thereís ever been such a thing as a mistake free keeper or centre back

Of course there isn't , but players that are constantly making mistakes aren't going to cut it at the top level.
What's most annoying for me is when the analyst highlights a mistake a player made without seeing the decision made in the wider context of the game\ what's happening on the pitch.
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« Reply #2914 on: August 18, 2018, 02:52:52 PM »
As Klopp said, "In England, good defending is clearing a ball off the line"

True, the pundits would rather credit someone who makes a last ditch tackle rather than someone who stops it getting to that point

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2915 on: August 18, 2018, 05:59:52 PM »
People seem to have really got hung up on mistakes in football in general in the last few years when talking about defending - I think Skyís and MOTDís emphasis on it in an attempt to analyze are largely to blame
Donít think thereís ever been such a thing as a mistake free keeper or centre back

The game is about who makes less mistakes. Every side makes mistakes, every player does, but you are right, the over analyzing  is what makes everyone think they're an expert. Over course of the season, 50 some games, a player makes lets say 5 mistakes, and that's reason to call him mistake prone?


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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2916 on: August 20, 2018, 09:52:29 PM »
World class

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« Reply #2917 on: August 20, 2018, 09:52:46 PM »
Fucking immense

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« Reply #2918 on: August 20, 2018, 09:52:57 PM »
The best centre back on the planet. Has absolutely every single attribute you'd want.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk signs for Liverpool
« Reply #2919 on: August 20, 2018, 09:53:54 PM »
Good God he butchered Benteke tonight.