Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is quickly becoming one of the great defenders of his generation. Photo: AFP
Tony Evans
Opinion

Opinion

Tony Evans

Van Dijk will be honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as greats like Messi and Maldini, but a similar icon is closer to home

  • The Netherlands defender came second to Lionel Messi in Fifa’s The Best men’s player of the year award this week
  • He was named England’s Professional Footballers’ Association and Uefa player of the year last season

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is quickly becoming one of the great defenders of his generation. Photo: AFP
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