Star-Track Oct 24

Virgil Van Dijk shows who's the boss at Anfield


At first glance, Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk may appear to be a gentle giant. But don’t let his friendly demeanour fool you.  

 

As many opposition strikers can attest to, the Dutchman will devour anyone who shows a moment of weakness.

 

That attitude seems to have served the Reds well, Van Dijk helped his team to Champions League victory last season. In the process, the Dutchman has significantly improved his reputation in the game, and he is now completely unrecognisable from his days as a scrawny, nervous-looking player at Celtic.  

 

Van Dijk is also considered by many to be the best defender to have played in the English Premier League (EPL), although the majority of those who think that are Liverpool fans who only started watching football again over the last three years after hiding in their closet for almost two decades.  

 

Nevertheless, we at FBS acknowledge that watching Van Dijk’s movements on the pitch is akin to watching poetry in motion, which is what we can’t say about Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi. It is probably the same consensus that the rest of the footballing world shares, in light of his nomination for the Ballon d'Or.  

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Which is why we’ll be focusing our attentions on the 28-year-old in this edition of Star Track.

 


FBS says: Life is good for VVD, which explains why instead of walking, he’s salsa-ing his way onto the training pitch. But pairing socks with slippers? Definitely needs himself a new fashion stylist.


 


FBS says: VVD knows this season’s English Premier League (EPL) and the Champions League trophies will be Liverpool’s. Has therefore already started preparing for his next big challenge: conquering the NBA.


 


FBS says: Leader, defender, hero - VVD is undoubtedly the Black Panther of Liverpool. Has already come up with his new tagline: WakAnfield forever!


 


FBS says: VVD showing who the true boss at Anfield is, by making Mo Salah his personal bellboy. Also staring at Jordan Henderson with a maniacal laugh, as he schemes his way to steal the club’s captaincy.


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