The Liverpool captain’s form has been mixed since his return from an anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2021 that kept him sidelined for nearly a year.
However, before that, the Dutch defender had always been in world-class form for the Reds. UFABET And narrowly missed out on the 2019 Ballon d’Or award to Lionel Messi.
He established himself as the world’s top centre-back as Jürgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League. and Premier League
Foster believes his form at the time has not only put the now 32-year-old defender on the same level. As the best defenders of his generation. But it also elevates him above Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Franz Beckenbauer and Sergio Ramos as the best player in his position him forever.
“I have one guy that I think we should put in the top 10 (of the quarterback list). Some people might talk about guys that have been around for a long time. But I still think in the center back position. This guy has raised his game, he is Virgil van Dijk.” Foster said.
“I think for three years in a row he was the best centre-back in the world. He was badly injured. and is probably still finding his form.”
“Virgil van Dijk, when he was at his peak, was the best defender ever. I really believed that when Liverpool won the Champions League. And in the Premier League, Virgil is number one.”
“People have very short memories. And an anterior cruciate ligament injury has slowed him down.”