(Video) Van Dijk compares Liverpool-linked attacker to Jamie Vardy

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Virgil van Dijk has compared ‘special striker’ Erling Haaland to Premier League star Jamie Vardy.

The Dutchman had been discussing the most difficult opponent he’d come up against as a defender – producing Leo Messi’s name almost instantaneously – and, when prompted, spent some time on Borussia Dortmund’s star hitman.

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The former Southampton ace was keen to highlight the forward’s qualities and his prior battle with the Liverpool-linked Norwegian international in the Champions League during the player’s time at RB Salzburg.

You can catch the clip below (at 4:13), courtesy of Sky Sports’ Youtube channel:

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