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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #690: Mar 14, 2019 01:22:46 pm
      Cant think of 1 flaw in his game

      Quickest player to reach legend status for me
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      Reply #691: Mar 14, 2019 02:33:29 pm
      Cant think of 1 flaw in his game

      Quickest player to reach legend status for me

      I pointed out a few weeks that the only aspect of his game he needed to improve to be the complete defender was add a little bit of scoring, as at the time he had not scored since his first game with us against Everton in the FA Cup, but now he's had 3 goals recently (2 against Watford, then last night) and being an all around beast. Just an amazing player.

      As for legend status, that is where i will disagree with you. I think he needs to lead us to big trophies to be a legend.
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      Reply #692: Mar 14, 2019 03:18:43 pm
      I pointed out a few weeks that the only aspect of his game he needed to improve to be the complete defender was add a little bit of scoring, as at the time he had not scored since his first game with us against Everton in the FA Cup, but now he's had 3 goals recently (2 against Watford, then last night) and being an all around beast. Just an amazing player.

      As for legend status, that is where i will disagree with you. I think he needs to lead us to big trophies to be a legend.

      Didn't he also score against Wolves this season?

      so 4 goals in one season for a defender is not so bad
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      Reply #693: Mar 14, 2019 06:48:10 pm
      I pointed out a few weeks that the only aspect of his game he needed to improve to be the complete defender was add a little bit of scoring, as at the time he had not scored since his first game with us against Everton in the FA Cup, but now he's had 3 goals recently (2 against Watford, then last night) and being an all around beast. Just an amazing player.

      As for legend status, that is where i will disagree with you. I think he needs to lead us to big trophies to be a legend.

      more goals, check

      trophies....i hope you get your wish pal
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      Reply #694: Mar 14, 2019 08:38:02 pm
      If the likes of Salah (0) and Suarez (1) are LFC legends then I don't see why VVD would need to win trophies to be a legend here either.

      Perhaps none of the above are Liverpool legends. Up for debate isn't it?
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      Reply #695: Mar 14, 2019 10:53:32 pm
      This was posted on Twitter by our very own owner, JWH.


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      Reply #696: Mar 15, 2019 12:40:02 am
      Hahaha look at the date on this!




      Cocksuckers!!
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      Reply #697: Mar 15, 2019 12:44:35 am
      Hahaha look at the date on this!




      Cocksuckers!!

      poll is spot on hes worth at least 500 mill
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      Reply #698: Mar 15, 2019 12:51:07 am
      poll is spot on hes worth at least 500 mill

      Correct I was thinking 1 billion pounds!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #699: Mar 15, 2019 01:34:35 am
      Hahaha look at the date on this!




      Cocksuckers!!

      Feel like our main business this summer should be going back to Saints and negotiating an extra £75mill for how good he's been, seems like a bargain what we got him for!

      Saints and Roma put a "premium" on Virgil and Alisson, everybody else thought we were paying well over the odds etc. Now they are worth more than double what we paid and suddenly everybody has shut up about how they apparently aren't worth it.
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      Reply #700: Mar 15, 2019 03:03:13 am
      If the likes of Salah (0) and Suarez (1) are LFC legends then I don't see why VVD would need to win trophies to be a legend here either.

      Perhaps none of the above are Liverpool legends. Up for debate isn't it?

      Yes, probably up for debate and depends on the person. To me Suarez is not a legend but a formidable player who wore the Liverpool shirt. Gerrard is a legend to me.

      When i think of legend I think of players where in US sports they’d have their number retired by the team.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #701: Mar 15, 2019 08:11:41 am
      You have to say that right now VVD doesn’t even have a value, he’s priceless and the most important player we’ve ever had in my lifetime.

      I can not believe someone so big and strong can be so agile and nimble, effortless on the ball, eye for goal and an abviously superb mental attitude.

      A true leader - hopefully stays as our player until he retires at 40.
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      Reply #702: Mar 15, 2019 09:45:50 am
      You have to say that right now VVD doesn’t even have a value, he’s priceless and the most important player we’ve ever had in my lifetime.

      I can not believe someone so big and strong can be so agile and nimble, effortless on the ball, eye for goal and an abviously superb mental attitude.

      A true leader - hopefully stays as our player until he retires at 40.

      The ball he put in for Mane the other night was sublime. Sometimes he plays like a deep lying playmaker same way Hyppia used to do before, though Hyypia doesn't have the same passing vision as VVD.
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      Reply #703: Mar 16, 2019 12:18:31 am
      What I don't understand is when we have VVD in the box, our corner takers seem to love playing the short corner or the cross that doesn't beat the first man. Put the ball up in the air for fucks sake, let Virgil do the rest!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #704: Mar 16, 2019 01:09:57 am
      Is Virgil the best signing Liverpool have made in the 21st century?
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      Reply #705: Mar 16, 2019 06:21:32 am
      Is Virgil the best signing Liverpool have made in the 21st century?

      Arguably yes if you're asking me. You still have to win things though to be regarded the best in his position. I don't think he'll have long to wait. He's world class.
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      Reply #706: Mar 16, 2019 10:02:50 am
      I really don't care what labels other people put on our players as long as they perform as a team . I don't see any ego's in our team and I don't think Virgil is anything other than a 100% team player. He just brings so much to this team and its clear others around him benefit from his presence. Cant wait for the run in now we are perfectly placed.
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      Reply #707: Mar 16, 2019 10:44:54 pm
      Arguably yes if you're asking me. You still have to win things though to be regarded the best in his position. I don't think he'll have long to wait. He's world class.

      Now, finally you have posted something worthy of a plus.  :lmao: :lmao:
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      Reply #708: Mar 17, 2019 01:04:43 am
      Arguably yes if you're asking me. You still have to win things though to be regarded the best in his position. I don't think he'll have long to wait. He's world class.

      See that’s something I don’t agree with, I don’t think a player does have to win things to be regarded the best. Going to use a quick example; say Messi played for Getafe, a team that isn’t going to win anything, and he still performed to the level he has done with Barca, it wouldn’t make him any less of a player or not be the best anymore just because he hasn’t won anything.
      Another quick example; Suarez was probably the best player in the Premier League in his final 2 seasons with us, but although we didn’t win the league it doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best. It’s like saying Van Dijk can’t be the best because he hasn’t won anything, but what does it actually matter? Wigan won the FA Cup, Leicester won the league but none of their players are better than Van Dijk, Salah, Kane or anyone, but if the tagline of “he needs to win silverware to be considered the best” is used then it’s essentially saying Wes Morgan is better than Van Dijk.
      To win things you need luck and to be the best as a team. Say us and City win our last 8 games, we’d have amassed a massive 97 points, lost 1 game, conceded less goals and still not won the league by the matter of a point or two...so that suddenly means Van Dijk can’t be the best because he hasn’t won anything? A team getting 97 points etc and not winning the league, surely that’s unheard of?!

      Or you can be in the situation of Salah for example; many will say he wasn’t the best player last year because he didn’t win a trophy, well that’s down to Karius that. We could get to the final again this year but if Alisson costs us the game in the last minute then does that mean Van Dijk was a minute away from being the best defender around?
      So yeah, that’s why I don’t think you have to win things to be the best. Surely by performing better than anyone else in that position makes you the best, which is something Van Dijk has done and you don’t need a trophy to tell us that, you just need to watch football to know it.

      With Van Dijk he doesn’t get dribbled past, he doesn’t get beaten in the air, he doesn’t get outmuscled, he doesn’t get out paced, he plays passes like a top class playmaker, he can score goals and he’s a leader. If we don’t win anything with him in the team then I don’t think it takes anything away from him apart from what the level of performances he puts in deserve.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #709: Mar 17, 2019 03:43:53 am
      You have to say that right now VVD doesn’t even have a value, he’s priceless and the most important player we’ve ever had in my lifetime.

      I can not believe someone so big and strong can be so agile and nimble, effortless on the ball, eye for goal and an abviously superb mental attitude.

      A true leader - hopefully stays as our player until he retires at 40.

      Steven Gerrard existed.

      No one will likely ever topple him in my eyes in terms of importance. But this bloke is alongside Suarez for impact.

      My dumb ass thought we could find better for a quarter of the price when we bought him. But f**k me (he could if he wanted, I'd lube myself up if he asked) is he special. Wouldn't trade him for anyone - not Chiellini, Ramos, Godin, or whoever the f**k people are bullshitting about being better than this fella.
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      Reply #710: Mar 17, 2019 05:56:56 am


      With Van Dijk he doesn’t get dribbled past, he doesn’t get beaten in the air, he doesn’t get outmuscled, he doesn’t get out paced, he plays passes like a top class playmaker, he can score goals and he’s a leader. If we don’t win anything with him in the team then I don’t think it takes anything away from him apart from what the level of performances he puts in deserve.

      The sad truth about football (( in most cases )) is if he doesn't win anything they ( footballers ) move on to a club that does win trophies. Much as he loves Liverpool and will become a legend once he stays there for a few years that's how football has become.

      I do enjoy watching the c**t play though.  :D
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      Reply #711: Mar 17, 2019 12:53:17 pm
      Steven Gerrard existed.

      No one will likely ever topple him in my eyes in terms of importance. But this bloke is alongside Suarez for impact.

      My dumb ass thought we could find better for a quarter of the price when we bought him. But f**k me (he could if he wanted, I'd lube myself up if he asked) is he special. Wouldn't trade him for anyone - not Chiellini, Ramos, Godin, or whoever the f**k people are bullshitting about being better than this fella.

      Ok yes - Stevie G is and will be favourite player of all time. Maybe I should have said ‘most important signing’ in my lifetime
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      Reply #712: Mar 18, 2019 03:54:28 am
      Even with that f**k up between himself, Milny and Becker, he didn't flinch, he didn't look angry or upset or even flustered. He has that belief that we can turn any situation around and that's just what we did.

      A Rock!
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      Reply #713: Mar 18, 2019 01:24:35 pm
      Even with that f**k up between himself, Milny and Becker, he didn't flinch, he didn't look angry or upset or even flustered. He has that belief that we can turn any situation around and that's just what we did.

      A Rock!

      He has the right attitude; "sh*t happens, get over it and move on".

      If Lovren could learn to do the same, instead of losing his head, he'd be a better player for it.
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      Reply #714: Mar 18, 2019 01:49:25 pm
      He has the right attitude; "sh*t happens, get over it and move on".

      If Lovren could learn to do the same, instead of losing his head, he'd be a better player for it.

      Hard to figure why Alisson didn't use his hands, odd.
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      Reply #715: Mar 18, 2019 01:51:12 pm
      Hard to figure why Alisson didn't use his hands, odd.

      I guess he could have dived for it but if he missed it and touches the player it's a PK and probably a red(?). He was backtracking instead of coming forward to receive the header pass from Virgil, which was the issue since the ball had no pace to travel the longer distance.
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      Reply #716: Mar 18, 2019 01:52:06 pm
      He has the right attitude; "sh*t happens, get over it and move on".

      If Lovren could learn to do the same, instead of losing his head, he'd be a better player for it.

      Yea i saw his post-game interview with Milner and his attitude was great, like you said.
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      Reply #717: Mar 18, 2019 01:59:51 pm
      Hard to figure why Alisson didn't use his hands, odd.

      Just one of those things.

      We have the benefit of seeing things from a high angle, plus slow motion replays.

      When something unfolds at ground level, it looks different and a lot quicker.
      I think he just got caught in 2 minds, and was unable to react in time.
      No big deal, sh*t happens.
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      Reply #718: Mar 18, 2019 03:54:51 pm
      Just one of those things.

      We have the benefit of seeing things from a high angle, plus slow motion replays.

      When something unfolds at ground level, it looks different and a lot quicker.
      I think he just got caught in 2 minds, and was unable to react in time.
      No big deal, sh*t happens.

      True, 3 more points in the bag.
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      Reply #719: Mar 18, 2019 05:36:26 pm
      Even with that f**k up between himself, Milny and Becker, he didn't flinch, he didn't look angry or upset or even flustered. He has that belief that we can turn any situation around and that's just what we did.

      A Rock!

      Not just a great player, but a seriously strong character.
      Thought the keeper was mainly at fault myself, but sooo pleased we won the game - would've been a terrible way to cough up 2 points.

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