Ben Foster, a former Manchester United goalkeeper, has said that Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back that has ever lived.
Speaking on the Fozcast, he said: “I have got one I think we probably will put in the top 10 [defenders list],” ‘Some people would say about longevity, but I still think in the whole pantheon of centre-backs, this guy stepped the game up a little bit. I really do. Virgil van Dijk.
“I think for three years in a row, he was the best centre-back in the world. He had a bad injury and is probably still finding his feet from that.
“Virgil van Dijk, at the peak of his powers, is the best defender that has ever lived. I genuinely believe that. When Liverpool are winning the Champions League and Premier League, Virgil is the number one.
“People have just got short memories and the cruciate ligament injury has probably taken a yard of pace off him.”
Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2018.