Liverpool Defender Virgil van Dijk Praises Son Heung-min

  • By Mun Hyun-wung

    April 07, 2020 10:47

    Son Heung-min

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur is in Korea amid the suspended English Premier League due to the coronavirus epidemic, but there seems to be a constant interest in him overseas.

    Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool chose Son as one of the best players in the EPL.

    The Dutch defender selected one goalkeeper, Ederson of Manchester City, one defender, Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City, two midfielders, Son and Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, and one forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal, for his "Premier League five-a-side team."

    According to his club's website, Van Dijk explained the reason why he chose Son as one of the best midfielders. "He's quick, he's strong, he goes out there to make life hell on the pitch for a defender. And his finishing -- right foot, left foot -- is just outstanding so I think I would pick him," he said.

    Son was also named as one of the five best left wingers by British sport media outlet GiveMeSport on Friday. It selected the best five players in every position among footballers who played more than 15 matches in the EPL this season, based on stats provided by WhoScored.com.

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