LIVERPOOL star Virgil van Dijk has snubbed Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane by declaring Roberto Firmino as the greatest player he’s ever played with.
Van Dijk – who has been immense since joining the Reds in a £75million deal from Southampton in 2018 – has been a commanding presence at the back.
His defensive displays helped the Merseysiders lift their sixth Champions League crown at the end of last season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have made the perfect start to the league campaign and they welcome Arsenal later today to Anfield (5.30pm).
While Liverpool are littered with stars, Van Dijk made a surprising choice when quizzed about who is the best played he’s ever played alongside.
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In an interview with talkSPORT, he said: ‘I’m going to be a little bit biased and say one of my team-mates; I would say Roberto Firmino.”
Despite not being as prolific as Salah and Mane during his time on the red half of Merseyside, he is one goal shy of scoring his 50th Premier League goal for the club.
And he will relish playing against the Gunners, who he has netted more times against than any other top-flight English outfit.
He has seven goals to his name in four outings against Unai Emery’s men.
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