LIVERPOOL star Virgil van Dijk has revealed his dream five-a-side group – and it DOES NOT embrace any of his group’s strikers.
And the Dutch defender, 30, has failed to seek out room for both Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Van Dijk and the Reds are at the moment making ready for the Champions League Final against Real Madrid on Saturday.
Earlier than that crunch conflict in Paris, the previous Southampton and Celtic ace sat down with ex-Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand to debate who he would like to have alongside him for a small-sided kickabout.
Van Dijk immediately named Liverpool’s sensible Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson as the person he wished to protect the online behind him.
Nonetheless, he then determined to combine it up by declining to incorporate some other members of Jurgen Klopp’s facet in it.
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And as a substitute he opted for a participant that helped Manchester City to pip Liverpool to the Premier League title.
Belgian magician Kevin De Bruyne was the person chosen to drag the strings in the course of the park.
In assault it was Paris Saint-Germain’s French ahead Kylian Mbappe, who has simply signed a bumper new contract, who could be main the road.
And he could be partnered by the very man Van Dijk is out to cease on Saturday – Actual Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
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That meant there was no room in any respect for Ronaldo or Messi – regardless of the pair being the 2 biggest gamers on the planet over the past decade.
Nonetheless, Van Dijk was fast to hail the latter as his hardest ever opponent.
He stated: “I’ve performed in opposition to Sergio Aguero who was unbelievable.
“I’ve performed in opposition to [Lionel] Messi… arguably the perfect participant within the historical past of soccer, for my part. [Kylian] Mbappe is a unique sort of fast.
“It’s a different type of striker we face nowadays. Such as [Erling] Haaland, Darwin [Nunez] who is a bit similar. Quick, direct, strong, it’s quite difficult to face those guys.”