Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has named AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud as his toughest opponents.

Van Dijk was talking on the Overlap.

“Everyone’s got a player. Funny enough, Giroud,” Van Dijk said. “I feel like I got him, but in some way he always managed to score. Whether it was with Arsenal, Chelsea, France.

“I’ve said it to him as well, I think when we won the league when we won 5-3. We were 3-0 up or something and then he scored a scrappy goal. I can’t remember exactly, I think it was against the crossbar, fell down.

“Scrappy goal. I said to him, ‘You’ve scored again?!’ I would say that he is the guy that scores against me. Just an annoying person!

“There are so many fantastic strikers I’ve played against (like) Messi, Aguero. Haaland is a difficult one because he has everything (but) I’m going for Giroud. He’s a bogeyman, he’s annoying.”

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