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Fabinho reveals the one Liverpool player to have dispossessed van Dijk

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Fabinho reveals the one Liverpool player to have dispossessed van Dijk

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has revealed he has only ever seen one player win the ball from Virgil van Dijk in training.

Dutch ace van Dijk is known for being a solid defender and extremely difficult to dribble past.

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Many also accept that he is one of the best ball-playing defenders in the world too, and rarely does he ever give the ball away in games or get caught on the ball.

Brazilian star Fabinho has claimed his teammate is just as good in training sessions, stating that he has only ever seen him get dispossessed once during his time at the club.

Speaking to De Sola, he said: “I’m usually on his team, thank God. The only guy I’ve ever seen winning a ball from him on training was [Roberto] Firmino. Only once.”


TBR’s view

It is unsurprising to hear that van Dijk has had the ball taken off him just the once in training.

It is also unsurprising to hear that Firmino was the man to do it, with the Brazilian one of the team’s best pressers of the ball.

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Fabinho’s comments are just further testament to how good van Dijk is with the ball at his feet.

The £180,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) dominates in the air and out-muscles people in 50-50s, but one of the best parts of his game is how comfortable he is with the ball and his desire to pass forwards.

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