Regularly cited among the best defenders in the world, Virgil Van Dijk has listed the 5 best on the planet in his field. And the choices made by the Liverpool Reds center-back are rather surprising.
Despite his big injury that kept him away from the lawns for many months, Virgil Van Djik is still one of the benchmarks for the job. But who are the other best defenders in the world today?
He has his own idea on the matter. Asked by Sky Sports, the Dutch colossus gave his opinion on the best exchanges in Europe.
“There are so many good defenders in Europe. The elders, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Gerard Piqué are still there. Although the game has evolved and defending is different now. If you look at Laporte and Rudiger. I think he had a fantastic season last year and the way he came back from a knee injury I have even more respect for him now. “Said the former Southampton man.