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(Video): Watch Virgil van Dijk show Youtubers World class defending skills

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(Video) :Watch Virgil van Dijk show Youtubers World-class defending skills

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk gave an absolute master class on how to defend one on one during a recent video with the F2 Freestylers on YouTube.

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van Dijk is regarded as one of the world’s best and is famously hard to dribble past. If you want to argue that he backs away a lot so he can’t be dribble past.

Van Dijk is rarely erratic and carries out his duties with so much confidence.

He and teammate Andy Robertson put Jeremy Lynch through a number of drills with the help of academy prospect Mateusz Musialowski.

One of the drills sees Lynch have to face off with van Dijk in a one versus one duel and the Dutchman explained his entire thought process.

While Lynch stood in front of him and waiting to attack, van Dijk explains: “I try to look at your eyes.

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“If someone is in front of you and they’re very technical and doing all sorts of tricks and stuff, you might be thinking: ‘what’s going on here?’

 


He continued: “You hold off a little bit because in my case, I have Fabinho running back, Robbo [Robertson] running back and if he goes there, I try to win it in a clean way.”

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“So, you can see in their body language and my case, I like to look in some player’s eyes.”

Van Dijk has been reliable at the back this season for the Reds, after missing a large part of the 2020/21 season due to injury.

Liverpool sits second on the Premier League table 9 points behind Manchester City with a game In hand.

 

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