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Van Dijk: Messi my toughest opponent

Virgil van Dijk named Lionel Messi as his toughest opponent as the Liverpool defender opened up on a number of topics as part of a Twitter question and answer session.

The Liverpool defender singled out the two Argentinian stars as his biggest tests

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Van Dijk faced off with Messi in last season’s Champions League semi-finals, as Liverpool famously overcame a 3-0 first-leg deficit by triumphing 4-0 at Anfield to book a spot in the Champions League final.

It was Messi that provided two goals in the 3-0 win in Barcelona, with the Argentine finishing Barca’s second after a Luis Suarez shot struck the crossbar.

Moments later, he added Barca’s third, scoring a magnificent free-kick to seal the advantage for the Spanish side.

Although they would not hold onto that advantage, as Liverpool went on to prevail in the Champions League final against

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