Plenty of Liverpool fans have respected comments made by Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland after stating that defender Virgil van Dijk is the one opponent that he hates facing.
The 19-year-old striker is one of the hottest young properties in Europe right now, having scored 40 goals in 32 appearances for both RB Salzburg and his new club Borussia Dortmund combined, as per TransferMarkt.
The Norweigan forward went head to head with the Dutch skipper in Salzburg’s last Champions League game, where his side were knocked out of the competition.
He told France Football that he despises facing Van Dijk, and described him as a powerful and quick player who is simply incredible.
Do you agree with Erling Haaland?
As a result, supporters were delighted with Haaland’s comments and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that “real recognises real”, while another praised the youngster by stating “he knows the best”.
With Haaland moving to Germany, it will be interesting to see whether the two will face each other again this season and if the outcome will be any different.
Real recognise real
— Natasha (@tashaaa2000) March 9, 2020
wow !! Vvd https://t.co/idOirkm79v
— Benz (@ElBenz10) March 10, 2020
See How fast VVD catching up Haaland !! Amazing .. https://t.co/UV1iimjr6Q
— Klopp&Kop (@SportsMaths) March 10, 2020
He knows the best https://t.co/fmZHUXYrNF
— Somekind of Idol (@frisky_mufasa) March 10, 2020
Real recognises real 🤝 https://t.co/xAfEdc6u20
— Uzair 🇿🇲 (@uzair208) March 9, 2020
Wrling Waaland https://t.co/IaVOWedsxZ
— Ramos & Alves stan account (@SADIOSHAIRLINE) March 9, 2020