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Why Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk is best EPL defender, report

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has been tipped to be the best defender in the English Premier League owing to his impressive performance with the Reds team.

Virgil Van Dijk joined the Merseyside club in the summer and has since settled to become a rock in the back of the Reds team, a development that has attracted the praise of pundits and the manager.

However, a statistic form Coral confirms that there is no defender in the Premier League who has matched the feat of the former Southampton player.

It was earlier thought that manager Jurgen Klopp made a wrong decision to have paid heavily for Virgil Van Dijk but he has now justified his pay and doing even better at the moment.

According to the statistic, Virgil Van Dijk has made more tackles than any defender in the League and most importantly, no player has ever dribbled pass him this season.

The statistic revealed that Virgil Van Dijk has made 23 tackles without being dribbled past, a record that has not been kept in the league for a long time.

However, Virgil Van Dijk is one of the reasons why Liverpool are tipped to be title contenders as it is known that no team wins the league without a solid defence.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.