VIRGIL VAN DIJK has revealed who he thinks the best player at Liverpool is.

And it’s not who you might think…

Virgil van Dijk is set to play for the Netherlands in Qatar

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Virgil van Dijk is set to play for the Netherlands in QatarCredit: Getty

The Dutch defender has played with the likes of Salah and Sadio Mane during his time at Anfield.

But when quizzed who his best Reds team-mate has been by the Pitch Side podcast, he chose a more unsung hero.

Van Dijk, 31, said: “I would say at Liverpool it’s Bobby Firmino.

“But also knowing how difficult it is to play against him as a defender because he drops deep.

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“I can say him, but Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Thiago now. It’s been enjoyable playing with these guys.”

Since joining the Reds in January 2018, Van Dijk has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup clean sweep.

Firmino was a key starter for many of the Reds’ successes, although largely found himself on the bench last term following the arrivals of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz.

Injuries suffered by Jota and Diaz this term, however, have seen Firmino return to prominence for Jurgen Klopp.

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The Brazilian has already started 11 Prem matches this term, one more than he did during the ENTIRETY of last season.

He has bagged seven goals in these PL appearances, as well as a further two in the Champions League.

Despite his Reds renaissance, Firmino suffered World Cup heartache when he missed out on Tite’s 26-man squad.

The Selecao opted to select the likes of Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus ahead of him.

Van Dijk and Roberto Firmino have been team-mates since January 2018

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Van Dijk and Roberto Firmino have been team-mates since January 2018Credit: Reuters



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