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Virgil van Dijk admitted that street football helps him to be a better center back in Liverpool

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News24xx.com - Statistic shows that no player can dribble while passing Virgil van Dijk in the 2018/2019 season. Dijk told that his secret is street football. Van Dijk has a great season at Liverpool. The 27-year-old defender is even named as the Best Player of the PFA version (Professional Footballers' Association) and lifted the Champions League trophy with Liverpool this season.

The classy title is even getting better with the record that there is no opponent who able to pass him while dribbling the ball in the Premier League this season. This is certainly very remarkable, considering he had played for 50 times with Liverpool in the 2018/2019 season.

"I have benefited a lot from a one-on-one situation with frequent playing on the street football" Van Dijk said in an interview with Unisport. "I often play five against five when I was a teenager and I like to attack at that moment, so you can guess how the striker might think in certain situations" he continued.

"Of course, that also comes from my professional career experience, but I think if you want to be good defender or attacker, then keep practicing in the streets with your friends" Van Dijk suggested.

 

 

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