Van Dijk: "Ramos isn't the best, I prefer Varane at centre-back"

Georginio Wijnaldum

Virgil Van Dijk has weighed in on Sergio Ramos amid a feud with Dejan Lovren which first started during last season's Champions League final.

"Ramos is not the best", Van Dijk told De Telegraaf. "He is an excellent defender and has already won a lot".

"No, I myself am not of the way of defending Ramos, I try to avoid the situations in which he comes".

The Dutchman's Reds' teammate Dejan Lovren has had an extremely public dispute with Ramos lately, and Van Dijk himself has issued something of a well-mannered criticism of the Real Madrid star's game.

Lovren spoke about Ramos earlier this month in an interview where he claimed the Spain global makes a lot of mistakes, in the latest of a number of incidents of bad feeling between Liverpool players and Ramos.

On Lovren's rivalry with Ramos, he continued: 'That's not for me to compare them two.


Lovren mocked Ramos in the lead up to Croatia's Nations League victory over Spain on Thursday, claiming the Madrid man is made to look better by team-mates, and took another swipe after the game.

Ramos' influence loomed large over that 3-1 win for Real, most notably as he caused Karius a concussion and a shoulder injury to Salah that saw the Egyptian forced off on the half-hour.

Whether or not Van Dijk's comments have any relation to what happened in the Champions League final in Kiev is unknown. "I don't know whether it was intentcional or not but it's true that something changed in Real Madrid's mentality after Salah got injured".

"Suddenly, Marcelo, [Karim] Benzema and [Cristiano] Ronaldo all appeared at Trent's side and left the entire right side".

"With Salah they would never have dared to do that".

"I sometimes think about the match but I hope to be in the final again and on the right side of the score".

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