Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

Go down

Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Don't call me James on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:29 pm

Messi is the only player better than him currently.

It’s not even close. He’s the best defender since Nesta and Maldini but much more impactful overall as a footballer than Nesta and much less of a bottler than Maldini (i.e. he doesn’t lose goal threatening headers to 5’1 Korean men in the World Cup).

He’s been at Liverpool for only 11 months and has already transformed one of the worst defensive top teams in the world into the best defensive side in Europe (no team in the top 15 leagues have conceded less goals than Liverpool this season).

He single handedly took a team that had no business being in CL to the final. And now he’s spearheaded the best Liverpool start in PL history. And if not for bald hipster’s £2 billion squad of doping cheats he might even single handedly lead his team to the most difficult fairy tale PL title EVER. We’ve never seen such a David vs Goliath story unfold in front of us in real life as it has with Van Dijk led Liverpool and the disgusting slave trading cheating oil money Man City.

There really is not much more a single man can do than what Van Dijk has done in 11 short months. Outside of Messi, probably the most dominant display of footballing ability and prowess in the history of this game over an 11 month period.

_________________
avatar
Don't call me James
Ballon d'Or Contender
Ballon d'Or Contender

Club Supported : Reggina
Posts : 28119
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 101

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Robespierre on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:45 pm

Welcome back :bow:

of course Skirniar is better


Last edited by Robespierre on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:53 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Robespierre
World Class Contributor
World Class Contributor

Club Supported : Inter Milan
Posts : 12257
Join date : 2013-11-22
Age : 28

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Firenze on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:48 pm

I've seen him upstaged by Joe fucking Gomez on multiple occasions this season.

Rich mans Matip at most. Good to see you again though.
avatar
Firenze
the Bloody-Nine

Club Supported : Napoli
Posts : 27466
Join date : 2012-04-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Kick on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:51 pm

Imagine discounting Ronaldo, Neymar, Modric and Mbappe.

Welcome back, but I can't say I agree with you.

However, I can't think of too many better defenders of this generation.

_________________


#Carefree #kaspbffl
avatar
Kick
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Chelsea
Posts : 33780
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 25

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Firenze on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 pm

'He single handedly took a team that had no business being in CL to the final'

pure horseshit and you know it too btw

Salah is the reason you were relevant last season

I mean you shipped 4 goals in a CL semi-final game ffs, but yeah it was all because of Van Dijk
avatar
Firenze
the Bloody-Nine

Club Supported : Napoli
Posts : 27466
Join date : 2012-04-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Art Morte on Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:04 pm

lmao McAgger with that 5/5 comeback thread Proud

Now we just need an injury crisis in May so that Origi can score the goals that win us the Premiership title.
avatar
Art Morte
Forum legendest

Club Supported : Liverpool
Posts : 16119
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Doc on Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:08 pm

@Firenze wrote:'He single handedly took a team that had no business being in CL to the final'

pure horseshit and you know it too btw

Salah is the reason you were relevant last season

I mean you shipped 4 goals in a CL semi-final game ffs, but yeah it was all because of Van Dijk

6.6 in the semi 1st leg
6.3 in the semi 2nd leg
6.0 in the final

Welcome back McAgger but gtfo with that history revisionism. Salah was the reason, the ONLY reason Liverpool made that final. Without him, you lost 3-1 to Madrid. Literally. Ugh. Seriously though, welcome back man (but gtfo too).

_________________
People of Eternia! I stand before the Great Eye of the galaxy. Chosen by destiny to receive the powers of Greyskull! This inevitable moment will transpire before your eyes, even as He-Man himself bears witness to it. Now. I, Skeletor, am Master of the Universe!
avatar
Doc
World Class Contributor
World Class Contributor

Club Supported : Real Madrid
Posts : 11867
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by BusterLfc on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:04 am

@Doc wrote:
@Firenze wrote:'He single handedly took a team that had no business being in CL to the final'

pure horseshit and you know it too btw

Salah is the reason you were relevant last season

I mean you shipped 4 goals in a CL semi-final game ffs, but yeah it was all because of Van Dijk

6.6 in the semi 1st leg
6.3 in the semi 2nd leg
6.0 in the final

Welcome back McAgger but gtfo with that history revisionism. Salah was the reason, the ONLY reason Liverpool made that final. Without him, you lost 3-1 to Madrid. Literally. Ugh. Seriously though, welcome back man (but gtfo too).

Oxlade-Chamberlain was missed just as much if not more in the final. But what was missed the most was a sane goalkeeper Laughing
avatar
BusterLfc
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Napoli
Posts : 2004
Join date : 2014-02-09

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by BusterLfc on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:06 am

We only need Tiago Ilori to form the best CB partnership in history imo :bow:

Welcome back Proud
avatar
BusterLfc
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Napoli
Posts : 2004
Join date : 2014-02-09

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Sina on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:07 am

Welcome back Thumbs up

@Don't call me James wrote:
. He’s the best defender since Nesta and Maldini

Unreal disrespect to Agger :coffee:

_________________


"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
Spoiler:
avatar
Sina
Fan Favorite
Fan Favorite

Club Supported : FC Perspolis
Posts : 8625
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 27

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 am

Gonna ignore most of the flaws in this argument because i missed you Heart

Hope to see you in the NBA thread too. Thumbs up

_________________
avatar
Great Leader Sprucenuce
Forum Legend
Forum Legend

Club Supported : PSG
Posts : 64491
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 28

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Thimmy on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:21 am

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Gonna ignore most of the flaws in this argument  because i missed you Heart

Hope to see you in the NBA thread too. Thumbs up


Wouldn't be the first time you choose to ignore flaws tbh :coffee:
avatar
Thimmy
Fan Favorite
Fan Favorite

Club Supported : Real Madrid
Posts : 7131
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 30

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:24 am

Now this is what I call an epic entrance :bow: :bow:

Completely agreed and been wanting to make this thread for a while

Welcome back cheers

_________________
avatar
BarrileteCosmico
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : River Plate
Posts : 23378
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 28

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Unique on Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:57 am

Welcome back I hope prison life wasn’t to hard on you. Thumbs up

_________________
avatar
Unique
BOSS MAN

Club Supported : Liverpool
Posts : 13330
Join date : 2015-01-19
Age : 44

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by urbaNRoots on Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:58 am

I investigated this claim for a long time and according to my thorough research I came to the conclusion that you are inaccurate in your claim.

Here's why (please only read if you are an intelectual and can understand hard statistics):

Spoiler:








After that 14 more players came up so I can safely say he's not the "the most impactful defender of our generation" nor "the second best player in the world.
With regards
urbaNRoots
avatar
urbaNRoots
First of his name

Club Supported : Arsenal
Posts : 15755
Join date : 2011-08-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Kick on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:11 am

@urbaNRoots wrote:I investigated this claim for a long time and according to my thorough research I came to the conclusion that you are inaccurate in your claim.

Here's why (please only read if you are an intelectual and can understand hard statistics):

Spoiler:








After that 14 more players came up so I can safely say he's not the "the most impactful defender of our generation" nor "the second best player in the world.
With regards
urbaNRoots

To further your research, he wasn't even the best in the Prem last season.

References:
https://www.futhead.com/18/players/?group=cbs&league=13&club=all&bin_platform=pc

_________________


#Carefree #kaspbffl
avatar
Kick
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Chelsea
Posts : 33780
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 25

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Freeza on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:12 am

@urbaNRoots wrote:I investigated this claim for a long time and according to my thorough research I came to the conclusion that you are inaccurate in your claim.

Here's why (please only read if you are an intelectual and can understand hard statistics):

Spoiler:








After that 14 more players came up so I can safely say he's not the "the most impactful defender of our generation" nor "the second best player in the world.
With regards
urbaNRoots


Only Ramos is our generation hmm

_________________
hmm:
avatar
Freeza
World Class Contributor
World Class Contributor

Club Supported : PSG
Posts : 19396
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 25

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by urbaNRoots on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:31 am

@Freeza wrote:
@urbaNRoots wrote:I investigated this claim for a long time and according to my thorough research I came to the conclusion that you are inaccurate in your claim.

Here's why (please only read if you are an intelectual and can understand hard statistics):

Spoiler:








After that 14 more players came up so I can safely say he's not the "the most impactful defender of our generation" nor "the second best player in the world.
With regards
urbaNRoots


Only Ramos is our generation hmm

Only decided to include these 3 in my research because McAgger compared van Dijk to them himself but even if you only include players who played from 2010 until now van Dijk is still behind 11 center backs (at least) according to reliable FIFA ratings.
avatar
urbaNRoots
First of his name

Club Supported : Arsenal
Posts : 15755
Join date : 2011-08-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by El Gunner on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:33 am

Wasn't this supposed to be Matip.

_________________
avatar
El Gunner
An Oakland City Warrior

Club Supported : Arsenal
Posts : 13225
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 21

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Hapless_Hans on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:57 am

Oh jeez.

I'm so sorry for Liverpool fans. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted, a top 4 finish, a CL final, a very good start to a season, putting pressure on City for 2 months, that's not nothing.

_________________
avatar
Hapless_Hans
Ballon d'Or Contender
Ballon d'Or Contender

Club Supported : FC Bayern
Posts : 25021
Join date : 2013-09-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Valkyrja on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:57 am

@El Gunner wrote:Wasn't this supposed to be Matip.


Next year it will be Joe Gomez

_________________
avatar
Valkyrja
World Class Contributor
World Class Contributor

Club Supported : Real Madrid
Posts : 10657
Join date : 2011-11-10

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by rincon on Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:03 am

Van Dijk really was great for Liverpool, it's a shame about the incoming season ending injury
avatar
rincon
World Class Contributor
World Class Contributor

Club Supported : Juventus
Posts : 11631
Join date : 2012-06-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Nishankly on Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:47 pm

Best GL day in 2018 for me, I missed you Mc <3
avatar
Nishankly
Spicy Curry

Club Supported : Lyon
Posts : 15857
Join date : 2011-06-05

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Bellabong on Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Doesn't Lahm win this title though or is he not of our generation

_________________



Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

avatar
Bellabong
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : TSV 1860 Munich
Posts : 3472
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 28

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Zagadka on Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:12 pm

You're welcome everyone :bow:
avatar
Zagadka
Hot Prospect
Hot Prospect

Posts : 231
Join date : 2018-03-20

Back to top Go down

Re: Van Dijk is the second best player in the world and the most impactful defender of our generation.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum