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Opinion: Peak VVD Is The Best CB The EPL Has Ever Seen

Virgil van Dijk is the only centre-back to have won the UEFA Best Player of the Year award.

He may no longer be at the level he was at between 2018 to 2020, but during that, period Virgil van Dijk was the best centre-back the Premier League had ever seen.

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When the Reds paid €85 million (R1.7 billion) for the Dutchman in January 2018, a world-record for a defender at the time, I wondered what made him so special that a club like Liverpool would go and spend an uncharacteristically large amount of money like that on a central defender.

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