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Virgil van Dijk hails Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva as among world's best

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Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk claims that Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva are two of the best defenders in the world.
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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes that Premier League counterparts Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger are among the world's best defenders.

The Chelsea duo have both established themselves as key players under Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge and were influential in the Blues' run to the Champions League crown last term.

Van Dijk has expressed his admiration for Sergio Ramos, Aymeric Laporte and Gerard Pique, but he also thinks that the Stamford Bridge pair are up there with the elite crowd.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Van Dijk said: "There's so many good defenders out there. The old guys, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Gerard Pique. The game has evolved and defending is different.

"If you look at Laporte and Rudiger. I think he had a fantastic season last year and the way he came back from a knee injury, I have even more respect for him now."

Tuchel has affirmed that Silva could stay beyond the summer of 2022, but Rudiger is in the final year of his deal and is facing a far more uncertain future.

Rudiger and Silva could not help their side keep a clean sheet against Southampton on Saturday, but the Blues still marched to a convincing 3-1 Premier League success. body check tags ::

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea75111531216
2Liverpool74301761115
3Manchester CityMan City74211431114
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd7421146814
5Everton7421138514
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton742185314
7Brentford7331106412
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs7403610-412
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham73221410411
10Aston Villa7313109110
11Arsenal7313510-510
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves730456-19
13Leicester CityLeicester7223912-38
14Crystal Palace7142811-37
15Watford7214710-37
16Leeds UnitedLeeds7133714-76
17Southampton7043510-54
18Burnley7034511-63
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle7034816-83
20Norwich CityNorwich7016216-141
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