Van Dijk Names Lionel Messi As His Toughest Opponent Ever
In a question and answer session on Twitter, Liverpool centre-back, Van Dijk admitted Argentine star, Lionel Messi is the toughest opponent he’s ever faced.
The ‘Dutch wall’ also opened up on a number of topics and questions directed at him.
Van Dijk locked horns with Lionel Messi over two legs as Liverpool famously overthrew a 3-0 deficit by winning 4-0 at Anfield and consequently securing a place in the final against Spurs.
The Barcelona skipper scored two of Barca’s three goals as he finished the Catalans second from a Luis Surez shot which bounced back after hitting the crossbar.
Only moments later, the Argentina International made it three goals for the Laliga giants as he sent his freekick up and over the well and into the top corner of Allison’s goal.
Although they couldn’t keep that lead as Liverpool made a spectacular comeback in the second leg of the tie, Messi would still hold on to the title of the toughest opponent Van Dijk has ever faced.
“There are some difficult strikers out there but probably Leo Messi,” Van Dijk said.
The former Southampton defender however had a different answer to who the most difficult player he’s ever marked is. The Liverpool record signing singled out another Argentine in this category- Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
In addition, Van Dijk mentioned a trio of events that were the favourite moments of his career.
“There are a few to mention. Making my debut as a professional footballer, making my debut for the national team, and of course Madrid,” he said.
The centre-back revealed that left-back Andy Robertson was the worst dancer in the squad amongst other light-hearted questions that were pushed his way.