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Virgil van Dijk – the best defender in the Premier League history?

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Virgil van Dijk plays a key role in Liverpool who are still invincible this season in the Premier League as they march towards the title.

Ever since arriving in Liverpool, Van Dijk has become one of the best centre-backs on the planet.

He solidified his status last season when he led the Reds to the European glory.

Martin Keown knows a thing or two about being invincible. He was part of Arsenal’s “Invincibles” in the 2003/04 season.

He has some high praise for Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

“He seemed to be a player who was perhaps slow to mature, but now he’s there and he wants to win things, and he’s very much behind all of that [for Liverpool].

“Man City jumped out of that, they didn’t want to pay the big money to sign him but, what was it, £75m? That now looks fantastic value,” he told talkSPORT.

“I think with Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez, Liverpool have got the best four central defenders [in the Premier League].

“And if you’re the person playing alongside Van Dijk, he just gives you so much reassurance.”

Liverpool will face Tottenham today as they look to continue their successful run in the Premier League.