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Liverpool fans will definitely disagree with Carles Puyol on Van Dijk

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool fans have held Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk to high esteem especially after coming to the club to establish himself in the defence and to make the team much stronger than it was last season.

Virgil Van Dijk is barely a year at the Anfield but has been praised by former players and pundits as one of the best central defenders in the world but that is not the case for Barcelona legend Carles Puyol who claims that there are other defenders better than the former Southampton man.

According to the former Barcelona defender, Spanish international Gerard Pique is a better central defender than Virgil Van Dijk and he has no doubt about it.

Carles Puyol did not stop at that as he claims that the Barcelona defender is better than Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, not minding the hype.

He stressed that Gerard Pique is key to Barcelona and has a big leadership presence on the pitch which helps to contribute to the successes at the club.

However, suggestions are that Virgil Van Dijk remains the best in the English Premier League, going by his record and the number of goals conceded by the Reds team so far this season.

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