Virgil van Dijk is one of the best in his position in world football at the minute, according to fellow Dutch international Davy Klaassen.

Van Dijk, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton last January, has been a colossus for the Anfield side.

The £75million fee which Jurgen Klopp spent to gain Van Dijk’s services has not been mentioned in a negative sense as a result, and now Klaassen is joining in the plaudits.

“It is hard to mention one best defender in the world but he is one of the best,” Klaassen told Omnisport.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates victory with Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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“He is in the top 10 for sure. He’s so big and so good. I think he plays so well every week for Liverpool.

“With the national team he is the captain now, so he is really important for Holland.”

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