Van Dijk can beat Drogba physically, Liverpool legend claims

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will be hailed as one of the most physical strikers the Premier League has ever seen.

During his time at Chelsea, Drogba was a threat to all defences, and the best of defenders were scared of playing against the Chelsea legend.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is now being hailed as one of the best defenders in the Premier League’s history, and he is already being compared to Chelsea legend John Terry.

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol, has hailed the prowess of Van Dijk and believes that the Dutchman could match even Didier Drogba physically.

“Well, I’m interested to know which part of his game people are not happy with because if you’re looking for a physical battle, are you telling me that van Dijk couldn’t beat anybody up physically? Even Drogba?” the 58-year-old told ESPN.

“It would be great to watch but don’t tell me that Drogba would walk all over him physically. Pace-wise I don’t remember seeing anybody, whether it’s the Premier League or the Champions League, running past this guy. So that’s not a problem!

“Can he pass the ball? Yes, he can pass the ball. I’d love to know which part of Van Dijk’s game would be susceptible to any of these strikers [Premier League greats].”

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