Chris Sutton thinks Virgil van Dijk is currently the best player in the world

Virgil van Dijk celebrates his goal against Wolves

Virgil van Dijk proved once again why he's one of the best players in the Premier League at the moment against Wolves.

The Dutchman was a colossus throughout as Liverpool won 2-0 on Friday night.

Not only did he help Liverpool to a clean sheet, but he also got his first Premier League goal for the club after tapping home a cross from Mohamed Salah.

Jamie Carragher raved about Van Dijk following his performance.

"He makes other people play better around him," he said 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."

Chris Sutton went one step further on Saturday, labelling him the best player in the world at the moment.

Watch him argue with Jermaine Jenas and Robbie Savage below:

That does seem a little bit of a stretch. There's a chance Sutton was joking but he did seem like he was being serious.

Van Dijk is a tremendous player and he's certainly one of the best Premier League players at the moment.

But saying he is the best in the world is just going too far.

Football fans saw his comments and many expressed their disbelief.

Van Dijk said after the win against Wolves that he was more focused on winning games than scoring goals.

"I'm more happy that I'm keeping clean sheets with my team and winning games," Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com, per the Liverpool Echo.

"Obviously scoring a goal is a bonus and obviously a very proud moment and hopefully there's more to come, but I'm more focused on winning games.

Van Dijk hugs Alisson Becker after Liverpool 2-0 Wolves

"We are very happy and at the end I am happy with the win. In the first half we were a bit sloppy at times, but second half we did it well and we are very happy that we won.

"It's a very tough place to come with these circumstances and how they play. They have shown throughout the season they are very good and disciplined and they have a clear idea.

"We knew before and it's how we reacted to it and in the second half we dominated and created good chances."

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