'He’s a beast': PL striker raves about £180k-per-week Liverpool star - originally posted on Sportslens.com
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has showered reward on Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
The 22-year-old has been in terrific type for the Blues, having scored eight objectives in the Premier League already.
The younger England striker tops the Premier League scoring charts, but he has revealed that he has struggled towards the Dutch defender.
Abraham performed for Chelsea in their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on the end of last month. He failed to attain on that day, and has now named Virgil van Dijk as his toughest opponent.
The teenager has hailed Van Dijk, UEFA’s Participant of the Yr, as a ‘beast’, saying his understanding of the sport is at a top-level.
“He’s a beast,” said Abraham to The Mirror. “He’s just good at what he does. He’s skilled. I try to perform a little… I attempt to use my tips in my head but his understanding of the sport is prime drawer.
“It is to do with little issues. Movement. My motion within the field, some defenders don’t take note of me – they're only focussed on the ball.
“With him, it’s type of each, he’s taking note of me and the ball, knows where I'm, knows where I need to go, follows me. It’s quite annoying for a striker – just depart me alone!”
Van Dijk is world-class
There’s little question that the Dutch defender was the perfect defender in Europe last season. Liverpool paid massive money for his signature, however he has proved that he is value every penny.
Liverpool have made a robust begin to their 2019-20 Premier League marketing campaign, profitable all of their opening eight Premier League video games.
Van Dijk, who is on £180k-per-week wages at Liverpool, has played in all of them and has a objective to his identify as nicely.