Bournemouth’s Joshua King has admitted that Virgil van Dijk is the best defender he has ever faced.

The Cherries were unable to score in two meetings with Liverpool this season, in spite of the fact that King is in good form with 11 goals for the season so far.

And the Norwegian striker has revealed that Van Dijk, who scored last night for the Netherlands, is the toughest opponent he has ever come across.

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“Yes, Van Dijk. He’s the only one. Van Djik is the strongest and best I have ever met,” King said.

Watford’s Troy Deeney echoed King’s sentiment recently in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.

Speaking about Van Dijk, he stated: “I’ve said it many times, I hate him.

“I hate going up against him. He’s too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, loves fighting, a good head of hair.

“One of those guys that sprays on his top as well, so it smells lovely!”

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