Virgil van Dijk has recently been linked with a move to Real Madrid, amid claims that Zinedine Zidane is a bit admirer of the Dutchman.
Then again, who isn’t?
The 28-year-old has blossomed into arguably the world’s premier centre-back in the last 18 months and is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or later this year.
In the past, Liverpool supporters would have been concerned about one of the club’s star men leaving for a European powerhouse, but not anymore.
Instead, some have taken to Twitter to mock the story, with a few claiming Liverpool are now superior to Madrid.
Isn't it great how when these Real Madrid/Barcelona rumours come along now we can just laugh them off? Liverpool are a better team 👊🔴 https://t.co/0sLM1BP71G
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 9, 2019
Why would any player want to move from the greatest football club on the planet.Coutinho and Can and the likes take note there is nowhere in the world better than Anfield especially on champions league nights and if any players think otherwise then they can hit the road too. YNWA
— Stephen Howarth (@StephenHowarttw) September 9, 2019
Never a stepping stone again YNWA
— YanYu SD #LFC (@Sdashafs) September 9, 2019
Van dijk and Real Madrid should not be included in the same sentence
— Liam Murphy 🏆🏆🏆 (@liamjmur) September 9, 2019
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Call it arrogance from a supporters’ perspective, but why would Van Dijk want to leave Liverpool for Madrid?
Sure, they remain one of the great clubs in world football, who could potentially offer higher wages, but the Reds are the more exciting option at the moment.
In Jurgen Klopp, Van Dijk is playing under a truly world class manager, in a young side who the reigning European champions.
There is still so much to come from this team, whereas at Madrid, a change in manager or unrest among players is never too far away.
It would be ludicrous if Van Dijk decided to move there.