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Virgil van Dijk: Dutch association football player
Virgil van Dijk is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team. Considered one of the best defenders in the world, he is known for his strength, leadership, and aerial ability. He is the only defender to win UEFA Men's Player of the Year, and has finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player.

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Klopp coy on van Dijk, wary of Sheffield United threat [Video]

Klopp coy on van Dijk, wary of Sheffield United threat

Juergen Klopp will not give an estimate for when Virgil van Dijk will return after the Dutchman suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament last weekend.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:47Published
Georginio Wijnaldum: Pickford's challenge on Van Dijk was stupid [Video]

Georginio Wijnaldum: Pickford's challenge on Van Dijk was stupid

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has criticised Everton's goalkeeperJordan Pickford for his challenge on Virgil Van Dijk which could keep theLiverpool defender out for the rest of the season.

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Klopp and Wijnaldum upset wtih nature of Van Dijk's injury [Video]

Klopp and Wijnaldum upset wtih nature of Van Dijk's injury

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum still angered by the tackle from Everton goalie Jordan Pickford that injured Virgil van Dijk.

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Liverpool's Van Dijk to undergo knee surgery [Video]

Liverpool's Van Dijk to undergo knee surgery

Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk needs surgery for a knee injury sustained during Saturday's match against Everton.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:40Published
Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp discuss Jordan Pickford challenge on Van Dijk [Video]

Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp discuss Jordan Pickford challenge on Van Dijk

Everton and Liverpool bosses Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp discuss a heavychallenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on Virgil Van Dijk duringthe Merseyside derby.

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‘Pickford talk may have led to Digne red’ – Ancelotti on ‘joke’ red card

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes scrutiny over the injury to Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk played a part in Lucas Digne's red card at Southampton.
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Liverpool return to winning ways in Premier League

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Everton 'sorry' for Van Dijk injury, says Ancelotti

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti apologises for the injury suffered by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk during Saturday's Merseyside derby.
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Virgil van Dijk: Everton' sorry' for injury suffered by Liverpool defender

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti apologises for the injury suffered by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk during Saturday's Merseyside derby.
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Liverpool: 'Immense' Fabinho steps up with Virgil van Dijk injured

With Virgil van Dijk absent all eyes were on Liverpool's defence and Fabinho made the difference against Ajax.
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No Van Dijk, no problem? 'Immense' Fabinho steps up for Liverpool

With Virgil van Dijk absent all eyes were on Liverpool's defence and Fabinho made the difference against Ajax.
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Pickford tackle on Van Dijk 'completely stupid'

The challenge that left Virgil van Dijk needing knee surgery was "completely stupid", says Liverpool team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum.
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Pickford to avoid retrospective action for tackle on Van Dijk

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will not face retrospective action over his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in Saturday's Merseyside derby.
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Jordan Pickford challenge on Virgil Van Dijk will not bring retrospective punishment

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will not face retrospective action over his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in Saturday's Merseyside derby.
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Van Dijk surgery is cruel twist for Klopp

van dijk surgery is cruel twist for klopp
Liverpool face the prospect of being without Virgil Van Dijk for several months after it was confirmed their key defender requires knee surgery - but they are reluctant to rule him out for the season...
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Virgil van Dijk: How big a blow could Dutch defender's absence be for Liverpool?

How big a blow will centre-back Virgil van Dijk's injury absence be for defending Premier League champions Liverpool?
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Van Dijk to have surgery on injured ACL and faces lengthy lay-off

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk needs surgery on the ACL injury sustained in the 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday.
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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool defender needs knee surgery and faces lengthy lay-off

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk needs surgery on the ACL injury sustained in the 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday.
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Virgil van Dijk injury is not good says Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool draw with Everton

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's knee injury is "not good", says the champions' manager Jurgen Klopp.
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Virgil van Dijk: Vincent Kompany says Liverpool defender Premier League's best ever

Former Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany tells Football Focus why he thinks Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is the Premier League's best ever defender and a worthy title winner.
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Van Dijk reveals the only game he's watched back during lockdown

van dijk reveals the only game he's watched back during lockdown
The Reds centre-back has explained how he's avoided going back over any fixture from the 2019-20 season after the coronavirus outbreak paused football ......
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Man City star Gundogan omits Ronaldo from his list of the top three players in the world

man city star gundogan omits ronaldo from his list of the top three players in the world
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has expressed his view that Lionel Messi, Kevin de Bruyne and Kylian Mbappe are currently the top three players in the world, leaving out five-time Ballon d'Or..
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Liverpool's Van Dijk will be 'gutted' if fans miss title

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk says he will be "gutted" if fans are not able to attend matches as they close in on a Premier League title.
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Coronavirus: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk pledges to take Premier League title to fans

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk says he will be "gutted" if fans are not able to attend matches as they close in on a Premier League title.
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Neymar BLAMED for triggering Liverpool’s incredible dominance

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Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has been blamed for triggering the series of events that has led to Liverpool becoming hugely dominant. The Reds have been on a major upward..
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Liverpool beat Man Utd to tighten grip on title

liverpool beat man utd to tighten grip on title
Liverpool tightened their grip on the Premier League title as they beat Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday at Anfield while second place Manchester City were held at home and Leicester City lost in..
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Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United: Virgil van Dijk named your player of the match

Virgil van Dijk's superb goalscoring performance in the 2-0 win over Manchester United earns him your player of the match.
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Van Dijk and Salah give leaders Liverpool win over Man Utd

Liverpool continue their charge for a first league title in 30 years by beating rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
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‘No Van Dijk for Liverpool, no defensive vision’ - Kewell analysis

Liverpool lacked defensive composure against Monterrey in the Club World Cup without Virgil van Dijk - they will need him back for the final says former Reds midfielder Harry Kewell.
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Liverpool: 'No Virgil van Dijk, no defensive vision' - Harry Kewell analysis

Liverpool lacked defensive composure against Monterrey in the Club World Cup without Virgil van Dijk - they will need him back for the final says former Reds midfielder Harry Kewell.
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Cristiano Ronaldo's Sister Loses it on Instagram After Obvious Virgil van Dijk Joke

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Lionel Messi wins Ballon D'Or for record-breaking 6th time

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Liverpool 11 points clear despite Alisson red as Van Dijk sinks Brighton

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Ballon d'Or: Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane on shortlist for award

Virgil van Dijk is one of six Liverpool players to be named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on the 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
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Van Dijk one of six Liverpool players on Ballon d'Or shortlist

Virgil van Dijk is one of six Liverpool players to be named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on the 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
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MOTDx: Craig Mitch goes hunting for Messi, Van Dijk, Klopp & Bronze at the Fifa Awards

MOTDx's Craig Mitch is set a challenge to find as many greats on the green carpet at the 2019 Fifa Best Awards in Milan.
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Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Fifa Player of the Year awards

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FIFA Best Player Award: Dijk Threatens to Eclipse Ronaldo & Messi

fifa best player award: dijk threatens to eclipse ronaldo & messi
Virgil Van Dijk threatens to eclipse fellow European stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lift FIFA's Best Player award on Monday, 23 September, to set himself up as favourite for this year's..
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Best Fifa Football Awards: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Virgil van Dijk?

The 'mind-boggling brilliance' of Messi, Ronaldo the 'inspiration' and the 'peerless' Van Dijk - BBC Sport writers assess who should win the Best Fifa Men's Player award.
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Van Dijk up against Ronaldo-Messi in world's best

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Virgil Van Dijk threatens to eclipse fellow European stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lift FIFA's The Best Player award on Monday, to set himself up as favourite for this year's Ballon d'Or...
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Best Fifa Football Awards 2019: Lucy Bronze and Virgil van Dijk among finalists

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is named as a finalist in the Best Fifa Football Awards as is England and Lyon defender Lucy Bronze.
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Uefa Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze and Virgil van Dijk win awards

England's Lucy Bronze and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk win Uefa Player of the Year awards.
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Virgil Van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - who will be named Europe's best player?

Uefa will name its Men's Player of the Year on Thursday with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk up against Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. BBC Sport looks at their stats.
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Van Dijk and Bronze among nominees for Uefa Player of Year awards

The nominees for Uefa's 2018-19 Player of the Year awards include Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and England's Lucy Bronze.
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Liverpool trio and Kane on FIFA award list

liverpool trio and kane on fifa award list
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Virgil van Dijk: Should Liverpool defender win Ballon d'Or?

Could Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk win this year's Ballon d'Or? Should he? Who are his rivals?
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Liverpool's window won't be biggest of all time, says Klopp

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Ronaldo and Van Dijk face off in Nations League final

The final of UEFA's newest competition features another clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk
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