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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #800: Mar 31, 2019 07:50:10 pm
      Who is our vice captain? I always thought it was VVD anyway?

      Just seeing the guy makes you feel more at ease. Unbelievable presence he has.

      To my understanding Milly was the vice captain, unless it has changed in recent weeks?
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      Reply #801: Mar 31, 2019 07:51:29 pm
      To my understanding Milly was the vice captain, unless it has changed in recent weeks?

      Oh of course yeah, don’t know how I forgot him to be honest.
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      Reply #802: Mar 31, 2019 08:08:49 pm
      Did brilliant in the 2 on 1. Didn't dive in, an=nd was able to pressure the guy when shooting.

      Footballing man mountain.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #803: Mar 31, 2019 09:25:42 pm
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #804: Mar 31, 2019 09:29:09 pm

      He’s so f**king good. We’re winning the prem and champions league because we have van Dijk!
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      Reply #805: Mar 31, 2019 09:34:15 pm
      It’s just not possible surely?! Just what level can this guy get to?!


      https://mobile.twitter.com/AnfieldRd96/status/1112409210426478597
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      Reply #806: Mar 31, 2019 09:35:10 pm
      Not only is he technically brilliant. The intelligence he shown there,

      1. To not dive in as we see so many CBs do in that situation and risk getting a red.

      2. To know that it’s Sissokho advancing with the ball and to cut off the pass to Son who he knows is far better at shooting.

      To process these things in a split second in such a pressured situation is unreal; the man continues to impress. Pure class!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #807: Mar 31, 2019 09:35:41 pm
      Can you imagine being an attacking player and seeing VVD as the last man between you and the goal, you might as well just pass it to him and save yourself the trouble and embarrassment.
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      Reply #808: Mar 31, 2019 09:46:49 pm
      Can you imagine being an attacking player and seeing VVD as the last man between you and the goal, you might as well just pass it to him and save yourself the trouble and embarrassment.

      Ha ha ha - spot on
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      Reply #809: Apr 01, 2019 05:25:41 am
      F***ing awesome, Harry Claim in his pocket all game, can't remember him having a touch and then that mental awareness to block Sissoko getting the through ball to Son for a tap in, was immense.

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      Reply #810: Apr 01, 2019 06:40:32 am

      It’s brilliant watching that again. Prevents the pass and then at the last second commits to Sissoko when it’s clear he’s going to take the shot to put him under pressure.

      Guy is brilliant and we are looking at our best CB of the PL era here in my opinion (although Sami remains my favorite).
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      Reply #811: Apr 01, 2019 07:14:42 am
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #812: Apr 01, 2019 09:09:19 am
      F***ing monster of a player.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #813: Apr 01, 2019 11:36:59 am
      Hope that ankle is ok, single handedly the reason we are taking the title race so far in my opinion.
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      Reply #814: Apr 01, 2019 01:15:18 pm
      Hope that ankle is ok, single handedly the reason we are taking the title race so far in my opinion.

      Think he said after the game that he's fine. Expected no less, there's no way he would abide by not playing during the run in.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #816: Apr 01, 2019 01:19:02 pm

      Best player in the Premier League. I don't even know that it's debatable at this point.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #817: Apr 01, 2019 01:41:30 pm
      The smart big b***ard had the nous to belt the ball over the main stand after the second goal preventing them from a quick restart. :)
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #818: Apr 01, 2019 08:14:38 pm
      The smart big b***ard had the nous to belt the ball over the main stand after the second goal preventing them from a quick restart. :)

      And here it is:

      https://twitter.com/Riddock__/status/1112440816742682629

      Could be a rugby player with that type of kicking...but he's Dutch so thankfully he knows better!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #819: Apr 01, 2019 08:19:37 pm
      Hope that ankle is ok, single handedly the reason we are taking the title race so far in my opinion.

      Said in the other thread at the time, Van Dijk is the single most important player for us in the run in. Just an absolute beast.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #820: Apr 01, 2019 09:25:38 pm
      The smart big b***ard had the nous to belt the ball over the main stand after the second goal preventing them from a quick restart. :)

      they have more than one ball these days.

      Wouldn't make a scrap of difference.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #821: Apr 01, 2019 09:26:50 pm
      Said in the other thread at the time, Van Dijk is the single most important player for us in the run in. Just an absolute beast.

      In terms of pure talent, he might be the best CB we've ever had.

      The man is an absolute monster.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #822: Apr 01, 2019 10:32:02 pm
      they have more than one ball these days.

      Wouldn't make a scrap of difference.

      Do you think the Anfield ball boys would have been in a mad rush or scramble to find another? Like f**k they would ...
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #823: Apr 01, 2019 10:50:55 pm
      Do you think the Anfield ball boys would have been in a mad rush or scramble to find another? Like f**k they would ...

      I did think we had a new ball boy...

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #824: Apr 02, 2019 04:04:42 pm
      van Dijk deserves the credit he's getting for his superb decision making throughout pretty much every game, nearly all the time, and I'm happy to see him get recognition for that 2vs1 situation against Spurs, but I have a bit of a problem with how the whole analysis is ridiculously based on the outcome. As I see it, VvD did what he had to do, but in the end Sissoko still had plenty of space for a finish and even in his worst foot, could and definitely should have scored from that position; and if he did, would we be hearing anything at all about that passage of play, or how this somehow proves VvD is the best defender in the world? Nah, I very much doubt it, even though it was a perfectly plausible and acceptable outcome - a lot of the time you can only do your best and hope for the best, and this time it worked. Had Sissoko scored, and we lost that game, it wouldn't shock me to see some even turning on the player; change the outcome, and people shift their focus of analysis, the talk could suddenly become that he was out of position, that the line should've been higher, or whatever suited the narrative best. But well, Sissoko didn't score, so  the narratives can be created around it; not really a problem, but there's surely a bunch of piss poor "analysis" around the press as usual.

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