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Alla Zakarian

26-09-2018 | 13:18 Football

Troy Deeney reveals why he hates facing Virgil van Dijk

Troy Deeney has admitted that he 'hates' coming up against Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk - because he's 'too big, too strong, too quick and too good on the ball'. “I've said it many times, I hate him,” Deeney told BBC Radio 5 Live's The Monday Night Club. “I hate going up against him. “He's too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, loves fighting, a good head of hair.” He added: “One of those guys that spray on his top as well, so it smells lovely! When he runs past you, it's like 'I can't catch you, but...'' Van Dijk has formed an impressive partnership with Joe Gomez for Liverpool this season and Deeney believes the young Englishman has a big future ahead of him. 'I've said for a very long time that I've got a massive respect for Joe Gomez,' the former Walsall man said. 'He could be England's centre-half for the next 15 years. 'He is a beast of a player. And going next to someone like Van Dijk, he is only going to get better.'

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