Paolo Maldini on ‘best defender in history’ Virgil van Dijk who he was ‘unlucky’ not to play with in his career

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Praise to Virgil van Dijk must be an almost daily occurrence but when it comes from someone like Paolo Maldini, it will mean a little bit more.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano (via @LiverpoolFansBr): ‘I have played with some of the greatest defenders like Nesta, Baresi, Cannavaro but I feel I was unlucky not to pair with Van Dijk.

‘Virgil will be the best defender in history of football soon’.

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To be compared with the likes of Alessandro Nesta, Franco Baresi and Fabio Cannavaro is praise enough on its own but to surpass them all is something else.

Few fans in Liverpool will disagree with the legendary Italian defender, we know better than anyone that our No.4’s talents are far and above any other defender in Europe.

Let’s hope he continues to show that for the rest of the season and his break from action against Benfica will have helped freshen him up, for the final six weeks of the season.

You can view the van Dijk praise from Maldini via @LiverpoolFansBr on Twitter: 

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