The Netherlands international on the Books at Anfield is widely regarded as the best exhibitor of his chosen position in the modern game.

The leader, who adds quality, character, and strength

Virgil van Dijk has been exposed as the best defender in the world by AC Milan legend Franco Baresi. Liverpool considered being a “leader” who adds “quality, character, and strength” to their ranks. The Netherlands international on the Books at Anfield is widely regarded as the best exhibitor of his chosen position in the modern game. Said standing had been recognized at prestigious award ceremonies, with Van Dijk being named UEFA Player of the Year for 2019. Before finishing second only to the Barcelona idol Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or vote. His arrival at the Merseyside was counted as helping to bring Liverpool back to the victorious paths. The Champions League UEFA, Super, and Club World Cup were collected by Jurgen Klopp. Since £75 million ($93 million) was invested in the powerful center-half.

Virgil is the best defender in the world

Franco believes that success helps to underline the value of talented defenders. At the same time, Rossoneri great says FIFA when asked to make his choice of the current crop. “Football has changed so much over the past 15-20 years. Not only on the field but also in how it’s visible, access to information and the role of social networks, and all this. “I think that over the years the way defenders see it has changed. Real football supporters know how important defenders are and value them. “If I had to give the names, the one who stands out is Virgil van Dijk, who showed quality, character, and strength that a defender needs to be a flourishing leader of a team like Liverpool.”

The list of all times best

Baresi, who performed his entire 20-year career with AC Milan. Once played with some of the best talents the world has ever seen, and against them. Quizzed as to the make-up of his list of all times, the ex-Italy international said: “I played with and against so many glorious footballers that it’s hard for me to choose”. But considering everything that I learned about Football in my life. I am going to choose two players from each generation who made their mark on the history of the game. “Pele and Eusebio – who I remember watching on TV when I was young. Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer, then Diego Maradona and Michel Platini. Ronaldo and Marco van Basten, and finally Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. That ought to do it!”