Van Dijk just "king of the blind"?
Liverpool once shocked the football world in January transfer window 1/2018. That's when the Merseyside spend 75 million pounds to pay for the club Southampton, Virgil van Dijk turned into the most expensive midfielder football history, before Harry Maguire Manchester United break the record.
Van Dijk consecutive Honored
So far, all have to admit that Van Dijk deserve every penny of that enormous sums spent Liverpool. Since Fabio Cannanaro - 2006 World Cup champion now has a new central defender in the top three Golden Ball.
Even as the coach Klopp confirmed, Van Dijk holding deserved Golden Ball more than Messi, Ronaldo and Mane. However, in a recent speech, midfielder Michael Ballack insists that Virgil van Dijk actually just a beggar.
Former Chelsea midfielder confirmed with Sportmail: "Van Dijk very fortunate to play in an era Premiership without the leading striker - the striker can make all midfielder into clowns. Premiership this time there are too few strikers like that. so, he has the number 1 is the normal thing. "
In his speech, Michael Ballack has listed out the striker's leading killer Premiership a childhood. That's Didier Drogba, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Fernando Torres, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin Van Persie, Gareth Bale, Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor or Diego Costa ...
In fact, speaking of "King runner" is not unfounded. This is the stage where the Premiership giants no longer maintain fearsome power as in the past. The giants such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal are crippled, and create conditions for the Liverpool and Manchester City bounce.
Van Dijk far behind Vidic - Terry?
And part of the reason is important in the fluctuation that is by Premiership striker does not own many renowned. There's a striker of the English Premier League this time reached the level of Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo during their peak period.
Vidic always confronted with the top strikers like Drogba
And thanks to his peak period, the new English Premiership European domination period 2006 - 2009. In the third this season, yet in England also contributed three representatives in the Champions League semifinals. Including peak season 2007/08, the final battle is internal between MU with Chelsea.
Although the 2018/19 season as well as recurrence, but unfortunately for Van Dijk is in the finals, Tottenham's Harry Kane only a lame just back from injury. And so, the new Liverpool beat rivals easily.
During the peak period of the Premiership, the midfielder has always faced strikers capable innate goalscorer. Torres, Rooney, Drogba, Ronaldo, Henry and striker Shearer is the same. Meanwhile, the striker has the ability to use extreme tactics game as good as Suarez, Costa, Adebayor ... well not much.
And that is where Van Dijk also lags far the elder as Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand or John Terry. In a Premiership stage are lacking strikers them, Van Dijk is considered the king of the blind. Anyway, there is still much time to Silver Ball in 2019 proved more talented people.