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Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by obembet(f): 2:43pm On May 26
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has defended Virgil van Dijk after a fake quote from Michael Ballack criticising the defender appeared on social media.

The ex-Chelsea midfielder was claimed to have put van Dijk's meteoric rise in the Premier League down to the lower standard of attackers.

The quote, which has been widely shared on social media, says: "Virgil van Dijk is very lucky to play in an era where there is no [Didier] Drogba, [Frank] Lampard, Alan Shearer, [Thierry] Henry, [Wayne] Rooney, [Robin] Van Persie, [Carlos] Tevez, [Emmanuel] Adebayor and Diego Costa in the Premier League. No wonder they think he is the best defender in the league."

That quotes went viral on social media and, although it now appears to have no credibility, the claims against van Dijk caused controversy on social media.

Henderson responded to an Instagram post by backing up his Liverpool teammate Van Dijk.

Henderson wrote: "They're the lucky ones," accompanied with a winky face, which leaves it unclear if he's aware the quotes are fake or not.

Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jordan-henderson-defends-virgil-van-22084381.amp

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Righteousness89(m): 2:45pm On May 26
Fake News has Created Unnecessary Enemies

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by GistmeBlog(m): 3:28pm On May 26
Didier Drogba Fires Back, Says Van Dijk Wouldn't Last A Minute With Him, See His Comments HERE

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by ProfAmaben: 3:28pm On May 26
Very true, seems the quality of football is on a rapid decline. If not, explain why a decent player like Dembele would cost 144million, or Coutinho 160million?
In the world today, how many people can we call "Strikers"? Imagine Erlin Braut Haaland a 19 year old having a price tag of 100 million Euros, Lautaro Martinez 111 million Euros, Mbappe has no price tag and could go for 250 - 300 million pounds easy.
The players today won't even break into the first eleven of most top teams back then. AcMilan, Juve, Inter, Barca, Real Madrid etc are clubs that Jordan Henderson can't even be a reserve player, yet he captains the current champions league holders and would soon be premiership champions.

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by BabyApple(m): 3:28pm On May 26
Oya

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by IkpuNneGi(m): 3:28pm On May 26
Virgil Van Dijk is an overrated piece of shit

Argue with your village people

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 3:28pm On May 26
Not from a credible source but why the hate against van Dijk

CAPSLOCKED:


DUDE.. MIRROR.CO.UK IS MORE CREDIBLE THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN MENTION IN NIGERIA.

Sport bible posted it on their IG and mirror picked it up, just like AS reported that kaka said Messi is better than CR7

IkpuNneGi:
Virgil Van Dijk is an overrated piece of shit

Argue with your village people

Cause he has done more than Pogba, Maguire, for his club, overrated ? but he won PFA, champions league and premier league is waiting for him

I’m not a Liverpool supporter but when you see greatness, appreciate

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by saasala(m): 3:28pm On May 26
Henderson is a mad man for spewing that thrash

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Cladez(m): 3:29pm On May 26
The hype on Van Dijk is getting too much.


he is yet to reach the level Ramos,Thiago Silva,Cannavaro,Vidic,J.Terry,Puyol etc has reached and surpassed.


English media and Liverpool fans should tone it down a bit

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Teaser4(m): 3:29pm On May 26
lucky ones indeed, no be the same Liverpool my beloved ATM fvcked home and away, no be that tin dick dem dey cut anyhow...that Watford lad came to mind...yeye hype na in dey kill most EPL players careers.... HERDenson should STFU

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Bonapart(m): 3:29pm On May 26
Hediot henderson. All liverpool players are average players lucky to have play in such generation of dealings players. Virgil is an overrated piece of sh!t

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by BeerParIour: 3:29pm On May 26
Cool
Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by TreasureTayo(m): 3:29pm On May 26
lol
Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Homeboiy: 3:29pm On May 26
Ballack is right

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Xucxex1997(m): 3:29pm On May 26
Abeg them just dey over hype that van djik
Even vidic best season better pass the guy own self but them no dey hype vidic like this

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by darfay: 3:29pm On May 26
Premier league is over hyped

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Morray(m): 3:29pm On May 26
E no go put food for my table grin

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by CAPSLOCKED: 3:29pm On May 26
JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI:
Not from a credible source

DUDE.. MIRROR.CO.UK IS MORE CREDIBLE THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN MENTION IN NIGERIA.

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Ashawoboi27(m): 3:30pm On May 26
Van dink is overrated

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by BCYemz(m): 3:30pm On May 26
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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Gooner23: 3:30pm On May 26
I think Ballack is right, because two good seasons is not enough to give him the type of hype he's currently getting. If top defenders then can suffer in the hands of Henry, drogba, Rooney and Adebayo, his own wouldn't have been any different.

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by espn(m): 3:30pm On May 26
Rubbish...we are talking about great defenders you are saying shit...Can Van Dijk face messi...Rooney...Ronaldo.. ronaldhino...jay jay...in der peak?

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by paulolee(m): 3:31pm On May 26
lol...i guess dt tweet is fake coming from a professional like micheal ballack, bt lets assume he tweeted it, I think the tweet is soo on point..van dijk is a good defender bt I think he is just soo overated by the over hyping british media to make the world seems that they gat the best defender in thier league bt dnt get me wrong because am taking nothing from the fact that he is the best defender in the league nt not the best in the world...i give him big respect for controlling the liverpool defense with so much confidence and his giant body structure dt do installs fear in some players bt I think he is not up to the level of some defenders like ramos, pique, chiellini, bonucci, godin, thiago silver, john terry, nemanja vidic, puyol, thuram, nesta etc in thier prime n these past defenders wasnt that hyped to the point of winning a ballon d or, the funny thing is that the british media wont mind going ahead to say that van dijk is the best ever, afterall they onced compared hazard n sterling goal ratio on their best seasons last 2 season to ronaldo n messi's performance but we all know how it ended....is it not d same van dijk dt we saw being afraid against f.cb at camp nou n was caught sleeping wen suarez ran inbetween him n d oda defender to score the first goal n was pictured ball watching messi second goal??... was he not taken to d cleaners against salzburg in anfield by dt asian kid dt Liverpool jus signed...if those listed legends are currently in epl expecially d stuborn drogba, hungry henry n dt bully costa, i guess van dijk would work more than this current season bt still be said to be the best defender in epl bcoz none id better than that i have seen for now....my opinion..

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by PastorandMentor: 3:31pm On May 26
Watin concern me

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by SoliBayNG: 3:31pm On May 26
Overrated Van D. Not saying he ain't good.... Just overrated.

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by sosospence(m): 3:31pm On May 26
Homeboiy:
Ballack is right
Exactly

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Adegokenath(m): 3:32pm On May 26
Great players
Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by jazinogold(m): 3:32pm On May 26
Let's settle this amicably


Click LIKE if Ballack is right or SHARE if Henderson is right

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Re: Drogba Lucky Not To Face Him' - Henderson Defends Van Dijk Over Ballack Claim by Bar1941(m): 3:32pm On May 26
Ballack was right, the quality of strikers being parraded by various leagues especially EPL have been greatly reduced, we have baby strikers lately.

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