Van Dijk Labelled Antonio Rudiger And Thiago Silva
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has described Chelsea duo Antonio Rúdigêr and Thiago Silva as two of the best defenders in the world of football.
The Netherlands star, who out of action for completing ten months with a knee injury, speaking about his fellow defenders in his position and picked out several centre-backs he believes are the best.
Rúdigêr and Silva were pick out as two of the top defenders in the world of football, with the German star, who made the left centre-back position his own, with his commanding defending and powerful ball-carrying, praised by the Dutchman following his return from a knee injury.
Since arrival of Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s defensive record has been strong, and going from strength to strength following several additions in the backline in recent seasons, with including Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell alongside with Silva who arrived from PSG in 2020.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: ‘There’s so many good defenders out there.
‘The old guys Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Gerard Pique. The game has evolved and defending is different.
‘If you look at (Aymeric) Laporte and (Antonio) Rudiger. I think he had a fantastic season last year and the way he came back from a knee injury, I have even more respect for him now.’
Meanwhile, Antonio Rúdigêr, is out of contract at the end of the season, but Thomas Tuchel will be hoping to keep the German star by extend his deal at Stamford Bridge before January transfer window.
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