Right now, the likes of Real Madrid duo Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are a degree above him due to their success on the silverware entrance, in accordance to Jamie Carragher
Virgil van Dijk will ultimately be considered one among soccer’s best centre-backs – however he has to win one thing first.
That’s in accordance to Liverpool legend and 2005 Champions League winner Jamie Carragher, who stated the Dutchman shouldn’t be far off the cream of the crop proper now.
Ramos and Varane have each been a part of Real Madrid’s latest Champions League successes, which noticed them win three on the bounce“He’s right in the top group,” he advised Soccer AM when requested the place Van Dijk ranks amongst the very best.
“Some individuals could put him prime, I’d simply grasp fireplace with that, with the undeniable fact that he hasn’t received the greatest trophies but – I feel you’ve to try this.
“He got to the Champions League final last season, but I think the two players at the other end of the pitch – [Sergio] Ramos and [Raphael] Varane – not so much that they’re better players than Virgil van Dijk, but they’ve won Champions Leagues, both won the World Cup, so I think when you’ve got that on the CV it’s hard to look past those two.”
So far this season Liverpool are unbeaten and have conceded simply thrice in the Premier League with Van Dijk forming a partnership with Joe Gomez at the coronary heart of the defence.
Van Dijk, 27, spent two years at Celtic the place he received two league titles and the Scottish League Cup earlier than becoming a member of Southampton for £13m in 2015 the place his shows ultimately led to a £75m switch to Anfield in 2018.
Since his transfer to Merseyside, he has cemented his place as one among the league’s stand out centre-backs, whereas he was made Netherlands captain.
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