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Man City's Sergio Aguero talks up qualities of Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk

Aguero talks up Van Dijk qualities
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Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero acknowledges that he finds it difficult to play against Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has heaped praise on the qualities of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

While Aguero has played an integral part in City's success over the past decade, the same can be said of Van Dijk since his arrival at Anfield in 2018.

As Liverpool wait for an opportunity to win their first top-flight crown in 30 years, Aguero has talked up the attributes of the Netherlands international.

Speaking to El Chiringuito, the frontman said: "We all know Van Dijk is one of the best centre-backs in the world. He's strong, tall, has an incredible body. He's very strong face to face, he plays with his body. Also, given he is so tall, he has those long legs.

"It looks like he isn't fast but he is, because of his long legs – he can reach everywhere. Two steps from him are 50 for me. What I like the most is the way he is so smart when defending. He's not anxious when marking, he's very careful and patient. That makes it difficult for many strikers.

"In my case, I'm pretty fast and I like to dribble, so I need the defender to come. But if he holds he can wait for help from another defender. He's very good at this."

Liverpool have conceded just 21 goals from 29 matches in the Premier League this season.


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