Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation at the heart of Jurgen Klopp’s defence in helping the Anfield outfit push on and compete for major honours.
The Dutchman was part of the Liverpool starting eleven which helped to keep Tottenham at bay in last season’s Champions League final in Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino somewhat controversially decided to name Harry Kane in his team for the European showpiece following his return from an ankle injury at the expense of semi-final hero Lucas Moura.
The decision backfired on the Argentine with Kane barely posing a threat to the Liverpool backline and did not look to physically compete with van Dijk.
The former Celtic and Southampton star was asked by the official Liverpool website to name his best Premier League five-a-side team and one Spurs player made the cut.
It may come as a surprise to some that Kane did not make the cut, but instead it was his team-mate Heung-min Son.
He said when asked about why he selected the South Korean: “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.”
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