Liverpool’s first-choice defender, Virgil Van Dijk has named his 5 finest defenders within the historical past of the Premier League.
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The Dutchman was talking in an interview with BT Sports activities which was hosted by Rio Ferdinand forward of the UEFA Champions League towards Actual Madrid in Paris on Saturday, Might twenty eighth, 2022. The Liverpool participant named Ferdinand as the most effective defender in Premier League historical past.
You [Ferdinand] might additionally play within the modern-day period. Again within the day, you had been so essential for the United crew. All of the English centre-backs, usually, seemed as much as you. I feel you had been an icon as a defender. The best way, your presence at centre-back is essential, being good with and with out the ball. You tackled just a little bit greater than I do.
He named former Manchester Metropolis’s captain, Vincent Kompany, Manchester United’s Jaap Stam, Chelsea’s John Terry and Liverpool’s legend Sami Hypia to finish his 5 finest defenders.
Van Dijk has been in a tremendous kind since he returned from an damage that dominated him out of the Liverpool crew final season for 10 months. He’ll hope the Reds win their seventh Champions League title after they face Actual Madrid.