Video: Liverpool’s Van Dijk makes incredible recovery to prevent huge scoring opportunity for Man City star

Defenders don’t tend to get the same plaudits as attacking players, but Virgil van Dijk is a bit of a different case after a truly outstanding season for Liverpool.

And he showed his quality in action for the Netherlands last night as well, with this superbly intelligent piece of play to deny what looked a great scoring opportunity for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.

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Watch the video above as Van Dijk makes a speedy recovery to get right into Sane’s path and block the way through to goal despite him looking in the clear just seconds earlier.

It’s moments like this that show why the Reds ace could really be PFA Player of the Year material…

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