Liverpool centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, was asked to pick his best Premier League five-a-side team by Liverpool’s official website this week. However, there was a catch – the defender had to pick a team made up of players from other clubs.
Unsurprisingly, the Dutch international picked three Manchester City players in Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, and Kevin De Bruyne.
The Liverpool star also picked one Spurs player among his five and surprisingly, it wasn’t the talismanic striker, Harry Kane.
Van Dijk instead picked Kane’s strike partner, Heung-min Son, in his team and partnered him with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to round off his five.
The defender lavished praise on the Spurs forward’s physical attributes, as well as his finishing. Speaking about Son, he said: “He’s quick, he’s strong, he goes out there to make life hell on the pitch for a defender.
“And his finishing – right foot, left foot – is just outstanding so I think I would pick him.”
Some Spurs fans have applauded Van Dijk for his decision to pick Son, while one or two others suggested that he may be tapping the forward up.
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Here’s how some fans reacted to the central defender’s praise for Son:
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While four of the five picks in that team were spot on, I question his wisdom in picking Aubameyang before Harry Kane. The only possible reason he could have is that the Arsenal striker is perhaps sharper over short distances, which one needs in a five-a-side match. However, there is no doubt in my mind that Kane is a much better all-round striker than the Arsenal man.