first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED So far this season Liverpool are unbeaten and have conceded just three times in the Premier League with Van Dijk forming a partnership with Joe Gomez at the heart of the defence.Van Dijk, 27, spent two years at Celtic where he won two league titles and the Scottish League Cup before joining Southampton for £13m in 2015 where his displays eventually led to a £75m transfer to Anfield in 2018.Since his move to Merseyside, he has cemented his place as one of the league’s stand out centre-backs, while he was made Netherlands captain. 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Van Dijk needs to start winning the major prizes in football before being talked about as the very best in his position silverware REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ramos and Varane have both been part of Real Madrid’s recent Champions League successes, which saw them win three on the bounce“He’s right in the top group,” he told Soccer AM when asked where Van Dijk ranks among the very best.“Some people may put him top, I would just hang fire with that, with the fact that he hasn’t won the biggest trophies yet – I think you have to do that.“He got to the Champions League final last season, but I think the two players at the other end of the pitch – [Sergio] Ramos and [Raphael] Varane – not so much that they’re better players than Virgil van Dijk, but they’ve won Champions Leagues, both won the World Cup, so I think when you’ve got that on the CV it’s hard to look past those two.” huge blow BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY ADVICE England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 no dice Most popular football news Ramos won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and Varane did the same in 2018 with France Virgil van Dijk will eventually be considered one of football’s best centre-backs – but he has to win something first.That’s according to Liverpool legend and 2005 Champions League winner Jamie Carragher, who said the Dutchman is not far off the cream of the crop right now. REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more