Date: 24th March 2020 at 12:45pm
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Debates in football are one of the pillars of the game that keep the sport fresh and interesting, and one conversation is seemingly taking over the Liverpool and greater Premier League community.

The question is simple, who is the better defender: former Manchester United captain and five-time Premier League champion Nemanja Vidic, or Liverpool star and runner-up in the 2019 Ballon d’Or Virgil van Dijk.

Who is the better defender?

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic

To a neutral supporter, or Rio Ferdinand, the answer will likely be Vidic as the Serbian defender was one of the most feared defenders in the history of the Premier League, as the former Inter Milan star led United to multiple league titles and European glory.

Van Dijk, meanwhile, has realistically only been at the top of his game for the past two years, yet many Liverpool supporters believe the Dutch international is the superior player.

Here’s what lots of Liverpool fans had to say on Twitter about the debate…

Van Dijk has been influential for Liverpool this season with the Reds within touching distance of the Premier League title.