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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #975: Jun 07, 2019 09:04:56 am

      I would take it anyday :)
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #976: Jun 07, 2019 09:06:08 am
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      Reply #977: Jun 08, 2019 08:08:48 am





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      Reply #978: Jun 28, 2019 12:17:40 pm

      Love it Aussie. The best CB in the world by quite a distance. 75 million pfft! Absolute BARGAIN!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #979: Jun 28, 2019 12:20:08 pm
      The honours system here gives "CBE" or "MBE" etc I think all our lads should be honoured and have the "CLW" after their names  Champions League Winner. Still buzzing
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #980: Jul 04, 2019 08:37:55 pm
      https://twitter.com/sportbible/status/1146658164059910149?s=21

      Read the comments, how can anyone doubt this man? He is one of the best players in the world and that’s an absolute fact.

      Messi scored a shed load of goals but La Liga was sh*te last season.

      VVD should win it for me.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #981: Jul 04, 2019 08:40:03 pm
      https://twitter.com/sportbible/status/1146658164059910149?s=21

      Read the comments, how can anyone doubt this man? He is one of the best players in the world and that’s an absolute fact.

      Messi scored a shed load of goals but La Liga was sh*te last season.

      VVD should win it for me.

      What If Alisson wins Copa and Mane or Salah wins African nations cup? :o
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      Reply #982: Jul 04, 2019 08:40:54 pm
      What If Brazil wins Copa and Mane or Salah wins African nations cup? :o

      True mate - it has to be a Liverpool player!!
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      Reply #983: Jul 07, 2019 03:15:36 pm

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      “Aerial balls are funny, because the ball comes and we just hear him shouting ‘VIRGIL!’. And you can let it pass, whoever the attacker is.

      “Against Manchester [United], he impressed me. Because we were going to play against [Romelu] Lukaku. I thought ‘hey Lukaku has his size, let’s see if he will hold up’.

      “My god. Every air ball, it was ‘VIRGIL’, he would run over. You hear ‘VIRGIL’, you get out of the way, because he will come running over.”

      This is brilliant stuff. I was reading this article and this part really had me laughing.

      I'm so glad we have this guy in our team. What an absolute beast!
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      Reply #984: Jul 07, 2019 08:23:49 pm

      This is brilliant stuff. I was reading this article and this part really had me laughing.

      I'm so glad we have this guy in our team. What an absolute beast!

      Haha also read that somewhere earlier, though I think it mentioned that he shouts "Virg" instead of "Virgil". Either day I might adopt that next time I play football :D
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      Reply #985: Jul 09, 2019 08:12:57 pm
      Haha also read that somewhere earlier, though I think it mentioned that he shouts "Virg" instead of "Virgil". Either day I might adopt that next time I play football :D
      I think I'll be doing it too. And I'll be shouting Virgil even if that ain't my name!
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #986: Jul 09, 2019 08:15:12 pm
      I think I'll be doing it too. And I'll be shouting Virgil even if that ain't my name!

      After last season I’m close to shouting Virgil at anyone I speak to.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #987: Jul 11, 2019 12:49:15 pm
      Is it still a topic of discussion whether Hendo should hand over the captain's armband to this guy?

      I loved Hendo for what he did this season, but can't help feel VVD is just long term captain material...
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      Reply #988: Jul 11, 2019 02:06:27 pm
      Is it still a topic of discussion whether Hendo should hand over the captain's armband to this guy?

      I loved Hendo for what he did this season, but can't help feel VVD is just long term captain material...

      I reckon Jürgen knows best.
      He speaks so glowingly of Henderson's Captain's role, and how importnt he is.

      VVD is a leader as well, in a different way, as is Allison, Robertson, Firmino, Milner etc
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #989: Jul 11, 2019 02:16:58 pm
      I reckon Jürgen knows best.
      He speaks so glowingly of Henderson's Captain's role, and how importnt he is.

      VVD is a leader as well, in a different way, as is Allison, Robertson, Firmino, Milner etc

      Just take a look at the Celebration when Hendo brings the Cup on to the Podium this lad is clearly very well respected by his colleagues and team mates. We have a lot of leaders on the pitch and one thing Jürgen believes in is loyalty I doubt we will see a change in the Captain for sometime
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      Reply #990: Jul 11, 2019 02:25:14 pm
      Just take a look at the Celebration when Hendo brings the Cup on to the Podium this lad is clearly very well respected by his colleagues and team mates. We have a lot of leaders on the pitch and one thing Jürgen believes in is loyalty I doubt we will see a change in the Captain for sometime

      If he stays fit and healthy, and playing at the same level, he'll be captain for a few years yet.

      The podium thing had me welling up a bit to be honest.
      The raw emotion on the faces of our players had me going.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #991: Jul 11, 2019 02:52:47 pm
      Just seen him arrive at Wimbledon.  Really needs to learn to be more laid back
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      Reply #992: Jul 11, 2019 05:21:25 pm
      If he stays fit and healthy, and playing at the same level, he'll be captain for a few years yet.

      The podium thing had me welling up a bit to be honest.
      The raw emotion on the faces of our players had me going.

      When you saw Moreno looking every bit a part of the winning team it said it all for me. He hardly played but his sheer delight for his team mates and the club and himself was evident. Also Dejan nearly ripped the shirt of Hendo it was a beautiful moment and a clear indication that we have a group of lads that are prepared to give everything for each other.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #993: Jul 11, 2019 06:32:24 pm
      Just seen him arrive at Wimbledon.  Really needs to learn to be more laid back

      he always looks stressed out to me. ;D
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #994: Jul 18, 2019 12:51:08 pm
      I reckon Jürgen knows best.
      He speaks so glowingly of Henderson's Captain's role, and how importnt he is.

      VVD is a leader as well, in a different way, as is Allison, Robertson, Firmino, Milner etc

      Yea fair enough, a team gunning for the league needs a few "captains" on the field, and Hendo's leadership mentality really impressed me this season. He loves the club. My only concern would be that Hendo is no longer an automatic starter and a captain for me should be one of the first names on the sheet.

      Maybe the game is changing, maybe you no longer need your captain every game if Milner, VVD or Allison can captain the game when Hendo doesn't start...might be a good thing.
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      Reply #995: Jul 19, 2019 07:24:33 am
      Yea fair enough, a team gunning for the league needs a few "captains" on the field, and Hendo's leadership mentality really impressed me this season. He loves the club. My only concern would be that Hendo is no longer an automatic starter and a captain for me should be one of the first names on the sheet.

      Maybe the game is changing, maybe you no longer need your captain every game if Milner, VVD or Allison can captain the game when Hendo doesn't start...might be a good thing.

      Agree with this - the game has changed and Liverpool have leaders all over the pitch.
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      Reply #996: Jul 19, 2019 01:52:32 pm
      Agree with this - the game has changed and Liverpool have leaders all over the pitch.

      Is there precedent for having more than one assistant captain?
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      Reply #997: Jul 19, 2019 02:17:27 pm
      Yea fair enough, a team gunning for the league needs a few "captains" on the field, and Hendo's leadership mentality really impressed me this season. He loves the club. My only concern would be that Hendo is no longer an automatic starter and a captain for me should be one of the first names on the sheet.

      Maybe the game is changing, maybe you no longer need your captain every game if Milner, VVD or Allison can captain the game when Hendo doesn't start...might be a good thing.

      Yes, we saw it last season when Henderson was rested/rotated/injured.

      I think the armband is largely symbolic when a team has so many strong personalities, as we do now.

      Before he got the armband, Henderson did pretty much the same as he does with it; he's always talking, organising, geeing the lads up etc.
      Milner does it, VVD does it etc etc
      I think it speaks more of the togetherness of the team than anything else.

      There's some off pitch PR stuff the captain does, but even in the dressing room before the match, I'll bet Henderson is in there giving it some no matter who is captain on the day when he isn't playing.

      I saw yesterday that Henderson was saying how important AOC had been in the dressing room even though he wasn't playing.

      So a largely symbolic role, except for the PR stuff, and other club stuff, promo work etc Henderson does.
      But then I hear Klopp talk about the fantastic work he does as club captain as well.

      I've no doubt VVD is a leader, and at some point he'll probably be captain, but at this point (and hopefully long into the future) we have so many strong personalities, real winners who are hungry for more, and it's great to see.
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      Reply #998: Jul 21, 2019 07:06:23 am
      Yes, we saw it last season when Henderson was rested/rotated/injured.

      I think the armband is largely symbolic when a team has so many strong personalities, as we do now.

      Before he got the armband, Henderson did pretty much the same as he does with it; he's always talking, organising, geeing the lads up etc.
      Milner does it, VVD does it etc etc
      I think it speaks more of the togetherness of the team than anything else.

      There's some off pitch PR stuff the captain does, but even in the dressing room before the match, I'll bet Henderson is in there giving it some no matter who is captain on the day when he isn't playing.

      I saw yesterday that Henderson was saying how important AOC had been in the dressing room even though he wasn't playing.

      So a largely symbolic role, except for the PR stuff, and other club stuff, promo work etc Henderson does.
      But then I hear Klopp talk about the fantastic work he does as club captain as well.

      I've no doubt VVD is a leader, and at some point he'll probably be captain, but at this point (and hopefully long into the future) we have so many strong personalities, real winners who are hungry for more, and it's great to see.

      I agree with that, this side is rammed full of leaders so the actual captaincy is less relevant. I’m happy with either of Hendersin, Milner or VVD wearing the arm band it there is also leadership from players like Robbo, Ox  and Lovren when they play. I also feel that Salah has a certain leadership prescience
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #999: Jul 21, 2019 07:20:47 am
      Do we want VVD to win the Ballon D’or? I think he is more than happy at LFC but winning the award kinda makes him more likely to be targeted by Madrid the way their presidential elections work and the promises they make during campaigns. Bring a Ballon ‘D’or winner turns him into a bit of a galacto.
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