Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk has named Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero as the two toughest opponents he has faced.
The Dutch defender, 28, has been an integral player at Anfield after joining from Southampton in 2018, helping the Reds to a memorable Champions League triumph last season.
Van Dijk has also played a starring role in Liverpool’s pursuit for league glory this campaign, with the Premier League giants just two wins away from securing their first title crown in 30 years.
The popular centre-back is undoubtedly at the top of the game, having come up against the world’s greatest players.
And, while taking part in a Twitter Q&A on Tuesday night, Van Dijk had specific praise for two Argentine stars.
When asked who his toughest opponent was, he replied: “There are some difficult strikers out there but probably Leo Messi.”
Another fan then asked Van Dijk about his hardest rival to mark, with the Dutch star responding with: “Aguero.”
The Reds’ defender and his teammates have been forced out of their Melwood training base as they wait to hear how the Premier League run-in will be concluded.
It looks as though Liverpool will be given the opportunity to seal their first league title in 30 years when they return to action, as they need just six points from their final nine games.
“I just wanted to send a message to say I hope everyone is doing OK in these difficult times,” the Dutch international wrote.
“We must all look after each other in what is tough circumstances for everyone across the whole world.
“Please stay safe. We will be back! You’ll Never Walk Alone.”