Liverpool are having their best season in many years so much that they are closed to claiming a Premier League title for the first time in their history.
Although the Anfield side had won the English league title 18 times they are yet to win a Premier League title since it was renamed in 1992.
One player who has definitely made a great impact on the reigning UEFA Champions League champions is Virgil van Dijk.
Since the former Celtic defender joined Liverpool from Southampton, the club has gone from strength to strength.
No doubt he is currently the best defender in the world at the moment but disregarding the players who had done something similar or better in the past just for ‘this moment’ is unwise.
The hype surrounding the defenders ability has gone over the roof in the past years. For example, with just 44 career goals he has been anointed the best scoring defender in history.
Truth is he is even behind Nigeria’s left back, Taye Taiwo whi has scored 46 career goals not talk of the likes of Sergio Ramos, or John Terry.
Here the list of top ten highest scoring defenders
1. Ronald Koeman – 253
2. Daniel Passarella – 175
3. Fernando Hierro – 163
4. Laurent Blanc – 153
5. Graham Alexander – 130
6. Steve Bruce – 113
7. Paul Breitner – 113
8. Roberto Carlos – 113
9. Frank Beckenbauer – 109
10. Sinisa Mihajlovic – 105
11. Sergio Ramos – 100
12. John Terry – 67