Van Dijk vs Harry Maguire: 12 moments that sum up difference between Liverpool and Man Utd defenders

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It’s funny how Virgil van Dijk and Harry Maguire’s respective transfer fees now look today.

The £75 million that Liverpool paid Southampton for Van Dijk in 2018 can be considered a bargain.

The Dutch centre-back has been incredible at the heart of the Reds’ defence, helping them to Champions League and Premier League glory.

On the other hand, Manchester United’s £80m move for Maguire doesn’t look quite so successful.

Maguire has had a string of defensive lapses this season.

The latest came in United’s 2-2 draw against Southampton on Monday, in which the England international marked his own teammate from the corner which results in the Saints’ equaliser.

The two centre-backs are tied together as a result of their expensive transfer fees and we’ve decided to round up six months from each that show the gulf in class.

Without further ado…

The time Van Dijk dealt with Mbappe

The time Maguire got rinsed by Wijnaldum

The time Van Dijk kept up with Traore

The time Maguire had a nightmare vs Arsenal

The time Van Dijk showed off his superb touch

The time Maguire marked his own teammate

The time Van Dijk showed he’s coolness personified

The time Maguire couldn’t track Chris Wood

The time Van Dijk made a brilliant tackle

The time Maguire got embarrassed by Stanislas

The time Van Dijk sent Jesus back to Brazil

The time Maguire turned with the speed of a snail

Now, we're not saying that there ever was a debate between the two. But this highlights the fact that Maguire isn't on Van Dijk's level.

Although in all honesty, is any centre-back on Van Dijk's level right now?

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