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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      FATKOPITE10
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #510: Nov 20, 2018 04:58:56 pm
      Even if VVD weren't captain, Henderson shouldn't be. Henderson can't take good penalties and for me a captain should be able to do that. Henderson missed one in the world cup, nobody remembers because England still won. He also missed against Atletico Madrid. The ones he scored never convinced me he should take a penalty. I think if Van Dijk took a penalty he'd actually put a hole in the neck of the net

      Being able to take a good penalty means ability to perform under pressure. It's a good measuring stick. If you look at good captains, they are good penalty takers... just look at Gerrard and dare I say Kane and Shearer?

      Didn't stevie miss a pen v portugal in the euros once ? By your logic iker casillas was a sh*t captain for spain, puyol for Barcelona etc because they didn't take pens. I am becoming more convinced you actually enjoy winding people up
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      Reply #511: Nov 20, 2018 09:22:44 pm
      Didn't stevie miss a pen v portugal in the euros once ? By your logic iker casillas was a sh*t captain for spain, puyol for Barcelona etc because they didn't take pens. I am becoming more convinced you actually enjoy winding people up
      Gerrard was a good penalty taker most of the time, most good captains usually take good penalties with the exception of goalkeepers and defenders.
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      Reply #512: Nov 20, 2018 10:05:26 pm
      Gerrard was a good penalty taker most of the time, most good captains usually take good penalties with the exception of goalkeepers and defenders.

      Our old mate sergio ramos takes decent pens
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #513: Nov 20, 2018 11:01:57 pm
      Gerrard was a good penalty taker most of the time, most good captains usually take good penalties with the exception of goalkeepers and defenders.

      Have you ever thought about body language?
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #514: Nov 20, 2018 11:04:18 pm
      Have you ever thought about body language?
      flipping the bird at the goalie before taking the pen helps.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #515: Nov 21, 2018 03:51:13 pm
      I wear VVD pyjamas. Come at me
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      Reply #516: Nov 22, 2018 01:02:14 am
      VVD is as contagious as his hideous name suggests!!! I cannot express my admiration for this guy anymore than posting my first comment on this forum dedicated to the big man. I haven’t felt a signing have this much impact on our team or for myself personally in a long, long time! The debate on him being a worldie isn’t even fair on him...Crack any CB pairing in the world and he’d take either position...he’d walk straight in and improve it instantaneously...withou t ego and with full ethic....Top,top world class professional
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      Reply #517: Dec 02, 2018 09:12:17 pm
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #518: Dec 05, 2018 10:14:01 pm
      How many challenges did he win today against those two Orcs up front?

      The way he marshals the back 4 to win so many offside decisions.

      What a colossus, Johnny Cash could only dream of being as cool.
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      Reply #519: Dec 05, 2018 10:22:03 pm
      How many challenges did he win today against those two Orcs up front?

      The way he marshals the back 4 to win so many offside decisions.

      What a colossus, Johnny Cash could only dream of being as cool.

      cool on the ball, cool in defense and strong at everything else.

      Proper leader.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #520: Dec 05, 2018 10:24:39 pm
      Didn't think VVD had a MOTM game, but seems like a lot are talking up his performance! Will definitely re-watch and keep an eye out rather than concentrate on the midfield!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #521: Dec 06, 2018 12:15:32 am
      Ive seen a good few and some gems among them, but think this lad is the best centre half ive seen at Anfield
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      Reply #522: Dec 06, 2018 12:19:47 am
      Ive seen a good few and some gems among them, but think this lad is the best centre half ive seen at Anfield


      Klopps judgement on going with Ragnar Klavan for half a season in wait for this player could be his best as a manager
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      Reply #523: Dec 06, 2018 12:36:45 am
      If he could just add a little scoring to his toolbox he'd be the complete defender.
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      Reply #524: Dec 06, 2018 12:15:00 pm
      An absolute beast of a player. This guy is pure class and we are very lucky to have him.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #525: Dec 06, 2018 05:07:07 pm
      Coolest cat I've seen strut round at centre-half at Anfield since Hansen.

      And he's knocking 40 yard balls around like Alonso in his pomp.

      Rolls Royce of a player.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #526: Dec 06, 2018 05:34:49 pm
      What a player
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #527: Dec 06, 2018 10:46:27 pm
      2 assists in 2 games and spraying passes all over the pitch like Gerrard and Xabi. He’s suddenly become our Coutinho replacement and CB.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #528: Dec 08, 2018 11:06:51 pm
      Anyone noticed that VVD rarely gets carded?

      last season just 1 yellow card.

      This season so far just 1 too.

      a testament to his positional ability and his defensive prowess.

      I hope I'm not jinxing him now!!! :laugh:
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      Reply #529: Dec 08, 2018 11:24:42 pm
      How many f**king headers did he win yesterday? Immense.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #530: Dec 10, 2018 12:01:19 am
      How many f**king headers did he win yesterday? Immense.

      Varane, along with Ramos, deemed the best defender in the world apparently, probably because if you win the Champions League or World Cup, it automatically makes the player of each position the best in the world it seems. Both kept less clean sheets and been weaker at the back than Virgil in the last year. Doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #531: Dec 10, 2018 12:06:21 am
      How many f**king headers did he win yesterday? Immense.

      A few but alisson"s header was the best by far
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #532: Dec 11, 2018 10:06:17 pm
      Seriously......
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #533: Dec 11, 2018 10:10:03 pm
      I love this guy... steal at £70 million.,
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      Reply #534: Dec 11, 2018 10:13:14 pm
      I love this guy... steal at £70 million.,

      An absolute bargain. Daylight robbery even.

      Never seen a defender of this quality in a red shirt. Special.
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      Reply #535: Dec 11, 2018 10:14:43 pm

      that is by far the most weird post ever on this forum
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      Reply #536: Dec 12, 2018 01:04:17 pm
      This man is by far the best CB in the Prem.

      He literally elevates the level of every other center-back he plays with.

      Remember Lovren before VVD? Looked bad most of the time and was getting crushed week in week out by the fans and media. VVD comes in and by the end of last season I was praying Lovren stays fit because I thought we had found the correct pair.

      Then

      Lovren is injured at WC and Gomez starts the season and I'm like meh! To young, only managed to get in and out of the squad, is he a proper CB or a RB? Couple of months later and the VVD effect magic worked so good that we managed to to have the most clean sheets in the PL whole conceding the least amount of goals. He elevated Gomez's level so much that he went from being a player in and out of the squad to a player we felt we can't do without.

      Then....!

      Gomez gets injured and we're like f***! Matip is bad memories of the times he was playing alongside Lovren. But what do you know? 3 games into it and guess what?  Not only does Matip looks like he's been playing from the start of the season, but he also looks about 3 times better than last season.

      That cold blooded attitude, that commanding presence, the way he sets up his back line and communicates with everybody around him and that absolute domination in the air! He is the true flying Dutchman! 

      VVD is worth every single penny and then some more! I'm glad Klopp waited for him. This is a prime example of spending big the right way.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #537: Dec 12, 2018 01:33:11 pm
      This man is by far the best CB in the Prem world.


      Fixed that for ya  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #538: Dec 12, 2018 04:41:26 pm
      We are going to miss him BIG time on our first leg in the CL.

      So our nerves are coming back again!!!!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #539: Dec 12, 2018 07:17:24 pm
      Anyone noticed that VVD rarely gets carded?

      last season just 1 yellow card.

      This season so far just 1 too.

      a testament to his positional ability and his defensive prowess.

      I hope I'm not jinxing him now!!! :laugh:

       :f_whistle:

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