Richarlison claims Virgil van Dijk is NOT the best defender in the world.
Everton striker Richarlison may regret doing Liverpool’s team talk for them ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby, having claimed Virgil van Dijk is NOT the best defender in the world.
The runaway Premier League leaders resume their 2019/20 campaign on Sunday at Goodison Park, where a victory will leave them just three points away from being crowned champions.
Richarlison appears to have stoked the Reds’ first even more by insisting Liverpool’s key man Van Dijk is not all he’s cracked up to be.
Richarlison said: “People talk a lot about him, yes he is a great defender but I’ve already dribbled past him.
“He was chosen as one of the top three in the world as he had an excellent season. But yes, for me there are better defenders.”
When asked to name the players he believes are better than Van Dijk. Richarlison replied: “Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos.”