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Morata: playing Liverpool’s Van Dijk is ‘like you hit a mountain’

Alvaro Morata has named the three toughest defenders he’s come up against in his career so far – and there’s a place for Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
The Spaniard’s playing days so far have taken him from Spain, to Italy, to England and back to his homeland again.

But there are few who have made such an impression on the Atletico Madrid striker as last year’s PFA Player of the Season.

Juventus veteran Giorgio Chiellini and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also make the cut.

‘Chiellini, I don’t know if he does it on purpose, but when he meets me, he always destroys me,’ Morata told AS.

‘Sergio Ramos is also a tough defender, while when you go against [Virgil] Van Dijk it seems like you hit a mountain,’ the forward said.


Liverpool to Make V.Van Dijk ‘World’s Highest-Paid Defender’

You still won’t find a player more important to Liverpool’s current title charge than Virgil van Dijk.

The Netherlands captain hasn’t missed a minute of action in the league or in Europe this season, reaffirming his reputation as the best defender on the planet, with an astonishing 53 clean sheets in 109 Liverpool appearances.

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VVD Sets For Contract Extension

Virgil van Dijk’s Thoughts on Future at Liverpool as Club Prepare to Offer Contract extension…

Liverpool will discuss a new contract with Virgil van Dijk in the summer in a bid to ensure the Dutchman’s long-term future remains at Anfield.

Van Dijk is now widely regarded as the best central defender in world football, after leading Liverpool to Champions League glory last campaign and within touching distance of a maiden Premier League crown this term.

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Juventus Sets Bid For Liverpool Star VVD

Juventus Linked With Unlikely £150m Move for Liverpool Star Virgil Van Dijk…

Juventus are reportedly plotting a hugely audacious £150m swoop for Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk in the summer, as they look to follow up their shock signing of Cristiano Ronaldo with the addition of another superstar.

Van Dijk has firmly embedded himself as the world’s best defender over the past 18 months – and his performances have not gone unnoticed by the rest of Europe.

Virgil van Dijk

The Sun reports that the ballon d’Or nominee ‘may be open’ to a move away from Anfield, should the Reds lift their long-awaited first Premier League title at the end of the season – and Juve fancy their chances at luring the Dutch international to Italy.

And while there is little indication that Van Dijk is unsettled at Anfield and is a key part of arguably the best team in the world, a ‘Juventus source’ claims that ‘the club are actively planning to make a huge bid for him in the summer’.

“After winning a bagful of trophies with Liverpool, Juventus think he may be ready for a new challenge at the end of the season — especially as he’s been playing in the UK for a few years,” this so-called source is quoted as saying.

“And the club are actively planning to make a huge bid for him in the summer.”

Although Van Dijk has shown no signs of wanting to leave Anfield since his arrival in 2018, he did recently admit that ‘we can’t look too far ahead’, regarding his long-term ambitions, and confessed that he wants ‘to fulfil every dream’.

UEFA Champions League”Tottenham Hotspur FC v Liverpool FC”

“I’m 28 now and I want to fulfil every dream I ever had.

“Life can be short. Your career can be short as well.

“I’m enjoying playing with this team and this manager. We can’t look too far ahead. But right now, I’m enjoying it.”

The Dutch international is a key figure in this Liverpool side, which has won an astonishing 24 out of 25 league matches this campaign. His wonderful defensive ability led to the Reds lifting last season’s Champions League trophy, and they have since gone on to win the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup

Van Dijk’s future may be tied to that of boss Jurgen Klopp, who recently signed a new contract with the Reds, keeping him at the club until 2024. In a recent interview with Goal, the centre-back admitted that he has ‘a special connection’ with the German coach, who was one of the main factors behind his move to Liverpool.


“I definitely have a special connection with him,” Van Dijk said. “And I will always be grateful for him making sure I was going to come here.

“He’s just a fantastic, complete manager with a clear plan. He has fantastic player-management skills. He does it just on instinct, and he always says the right things.”

A move to Turin would see Van Dijk reunited with Netherlands teammate Matthijs de Ligt, who joined the Bianconeri in the summer in a deal worth around €75m. It is a daring approach from the Italian champions, and one that would send shockwaves throughout the world of football.

However, while fans and the Sun can speculate all they like, this is CERTAINLY one to be taken with a pinch of salt.