Virgil van Dijk: Kompany names Liverpool star as best ever EPL defender

Virgil van Dijk: Kompany names Liverpool star as best ever EPL defender

- Virgil van Dijk has been named Premier League's best defender in history

- The Dutchman joined Southampton in 2015 and three years later moved to Anfield

- The defender has already helped Liverpool win their first Champions League title in over a decade

- Man City legend Vincent Kompany believes Van Dijk has done enough to be named best defender in the EPL

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany has named Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as Premier League's best defender in history.

The Dutchman joined the Reds from Southampton in a five-year deal valued around €845 million in January 2018.

And just one and a half seasons down the lane, he has already helped them win their first Champions League title in 11 years.

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The center-back has also been instrumental to their first Premier League title chase in over 30 years as they currently sit 25 points gap ahead of the defending champions with just nine games to end the season.

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And the Belgian believes Van Dijk has already overtaken both John Terry and Rio Ferdinand in terms of achievement in the EPL as reported by Daily Mail.

"I would bring it back to Virgil van Dijk.

John Terry, Rio Ferdinand. These guys were there for a long time.

"But the signs he has showed in his last few years just make it so obvious that if he would have been at the top level before that he would have already gone further as well," Kompany told SPORF.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Virgil Van Dijk who plays for Premier League side Liverpool has named Barcelona star Lionel Messi as the toughest opponent he has faced in his career.

While speaking with his fans in a question and answer segment on Twitter, Virgil Van Dijk was asked who has been his toughest opponent and he named Lionel Messi.

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Last season, Virgil Van Dijk and Lionel Messi met twice in the Champions League in which Liverpool were condemned to a 3-0 defeat in the semifinal first leg at Camp Nou.

But Virgil Van Dijk and his teammates were superb in the second leg beating Barcelona 4-0 in which the Dutchman was able to stop Messi from making dangerous move.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are waiting for the resumption of the Premier League season for them to have the chance of winning the title.

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