Virgil van Dijk Wows Liverpool Fans With Stunning Training Ground Free Kick

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Jordan Henderson has shown his worth to Liverpool

United legend Peter Schmeichel takes up his place between the sticks, with only one of his former Red Devils teammates making the back four.

Van Dijk has since gone on to cement his reputation as the world's best centre-back in the eyes of many, finishing runner-up to Lionel Messi in December's Ballon d'Or vote.

Now, fail to remember the combined XI.

And the midfield pairing consists of United legends Paul Scholes and Roy Keane.

The five-man bench has three Liverpool players and two from United's '99 squad.

United legends Gary Neville and Andy Cole both made the bench, while Liverpool's Alisson, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino were also named amongst the substitutes.

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He as played a total of 33 official matches this season, starting all of them, and has also scored 4 goals.

Steve McClaren argued that Van Dijk would have been the only Liverpool star to make the combined XI.

Reds captain Jordan Henderson and last season's PFA award victor Virgil van Dijk are the two names I would be considering if I was getting voting forms through from the PFA and if pushed to make a pick, captain fantastic Henderson would win it by a short head.

First-team regulars such as Van Dijk will bag approximately £150,000 on top of the standard win bonuses they get during the season.

It is believed a new deal for Van Dijk is viewed as a "priority" by the club's owners given the vast impact the Dutchman has provided since his arrival two years ago. When you check out that Manchester United group, that is management throughout the entire group, and management was the secret.

He has developed so much as a player working with Klopp and his coaching staff, with the fans who used to berate him at Anfield being forced to accept he has become a vital cog in the success of this Liverpool team.

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