Virgil van Dijk's performance during Wolves 0-2 Liverpool gets Real Madrid fans talking

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Liverpool fans can't get enough of Virgil van Dijk following his latest masterclass against Wolves.

A commanding performance from the Dutch centre-back helped seal a 2-0 victory and yet another clean sheet to keep the Reds top of the Premier League.

Van Dijk also got himself on the scoresheet with a lovely finish from Mohamed Salah's cross in the 66th minute. Salah grabbed the other goal early on.

Speaking after the game, Jamie Carragher waxed lyrical about Van Dijk by comparing him to Arsenal legend Tony Adams.

"He makes other people play better around him," Carragher explained on Sky Sports. "That's always a great sign for a centre-back.

"Tony Adams was the same at Arsenal, when he made his back four look better than they were. It's not just his physical attributes, it's his decision making as well."

And on Van Dijk's display, he added: "No centre-back wants to be in that position, someone running at you out wide, but he dealt with it so well in the first half against [Adama] Traore.

"He was clever in the first half. He realised he couldn't knock Traore out the way and Traore had more pace than him, so he shepherded him to one side and made it difficult to shoot.


"Then he's up against [Raul] Jimenez, who he knows hasn't got the strength or the pace, that's when he comes across, knocks him out the way and takes the ball off him."

Liverpool fans are adamant that Van Dijk is now the best centre-back in the world ahead of Sergio Ramos and they voiced that opinion loud and clear after the Wolves game.

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And that saw Real Madrid fans come out in full force to argue otherwise.

In the tweets below, Madridistas argue that Ramos, 32, is one of football's greatest ever centre-backs who has won the biggest trophies for both club and country.

Van Dijk, on the other hand, has only been at Liverpool 12 months, so it might be a bit premature to compare the two.

One Real Madrid fan actually agreed that Van Dijk is better than Ramos, though.

Whatever your stance on the Van Dijk-Ramos argument, it's hard to disagree that we're currently looking at the two of the world's three best centre-backs.

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