Virgil van Dijk has been labelled overrated and ‘not in the identical league’ as John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.
The Dutchman has extensively been regarded one of the Leading League’s ideal-ever defenders but endured a difficult time all through Liverpool’s 1- defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Van Dijk set Liverpool again a whopping £75million in January 2018 and speedily aided the Reds in reaching back-to-back Champions League finals – lifting the trophy in 2019.
He then performed a crucial job in Liverpool’s first prime-flight title results in 30 a long time when they romped to glory in 2020.
However, previous Chelsea gentleman Jason Cundy has presented an alternative perspective on the Dutch defender, proclaiming he is overrated and error-inclined.
“I assume he’s overrated individually. I assume there’s a lot of media really like in with what Van Dijk has performed. There’s no question he’s a good centre-50 percent, he makes way too a lot of errors – blunders that I feel go unnoticed.” Cundy told talkSPORT.
“There was a goal they conceded when they went out a pair of seasons back in the course of covid in the Champions League and he has this languid type of run. He would seem to try out and bide time but he doesn’t respond.”
Although Cundy accepts Van Dijk has demonstrated good variety considering that arriving at Anfield from Southampton, the previous Spurs and Chelsea defender claims his flaws had been obvious in Saturday’s defeat at the Vitality Stadium.
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“He was dragging down [Dominic] Solanke. That’s poor centre-half play even though he’s on the other aspect.
“I imagine he’s experienced a superior 18 months and I know the injuries has had an influence on that. But that purpose [by Phillip Billing] was not about the injury. When he [Solanke] gets away from him on that suitable aspect, he [Van Dijk] would seem to cease and misjudge the circumstance.
Cundy even went one particular far better by professing that Van Dijk isn’t in the same mould as Leading League legends and previous England defensive partnership, Terry and Ferdinand.
Cundy additional: “People assess him with John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, he’s not in the very same league – he can not lace their boots.”