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‘Virgil Van Dijk excels in the absence of Drogba, others’

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has ridiculed Liverpool’s defender and captain, Virgil Van Dijk, for feeling too confident as a defensive block-wall.

Ballack, according to Football Tweet, opines that the Liverpool man got the opportunity because the league does not parade strikers in the same clime as former Premier League greats.

The German, who thinks the Dutch Defender is overrated, mentioned a class of Premier League strikers that would make a mess of the latter.

He said, “Virgil van Dijk is very lucky to play in an era where there is no Drogba, Lampard, Alan Shearer, Henry, Rooney, Van Persie, Tevez, Adebayor, and Diego Costa in the Premier League.

“No wonder they think he is the best defender in the League, “Ballack added.

Virgil van Dijk has been inspirational to Liverpool’s success and quadruple campaign this season.

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The 30 years old, who joined Liverpool through 2018’s winter transfer window at a record fee of £75m, hopes to lift the second Champions League trophy of his career in Paris after he captained his team to a legendary win against Villarreal.

Dijk, this season, has featured 47 times for Liverpool in all competitions, scoring three Premier League goals and providing an assist in the process.

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