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Virgil van Dijk admits he has no idea how to stop Lionel Messi

The Liverpool defender will take on the GOAT in the UCL

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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk had a really good week. The Liverpool defender helped his club finish off FC Porto this week in the Champions League quarter-finals and advance to the semi-finals where they’ll face off against Barcelona.

Apparently, the thoughts of how to stop Lionel Messi hit Van Dijk pretty quickly because he was asked about it after the match and already had some thoughts.

“How are we going to do it (stop Messi)? I don’t know, we’ll see. It’s going to be a great match-up for all of us,” he said.

“It’s about doing it all together, it’s never 1vs1, it’s never just me against a particular striker. It’s always us against everyone and I think that’s the only way we can defend well.

“It’s going to be very hard and I think he’s the best player in the world but we’ll see.”

Virgil van Dijk | Source

Luckily, Liverpool has some time to try and figure out how to stifle Lionel Messi and company.

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