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Michael Owen claims Liverpool star is “more improtant” for the Reds than Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City

Michael Owen, former Liverpool star

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Michael Owen thinks Virgil van Dijk plays a “more important” role at Liverpool than Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City.

Former Reds star was discussing who is the best player in the Premier League right now. He explained why Van Dijk’s importance at his team is greater than of the City star.

“Virgil van Dijk, for me, I haven’t seen anything like him in terms of a centre-half,” Owen told the Premier League Productions.

“I shouldn’t be saying a centre-half, should I? I should always go for the attacking players.

“But I just think de Bruyne, Manchester City aren’t the same without him. I think Van Dijk is very similar for Liverpool. When Van Dijk was out injured, look what happened to Liverpool.

“So, the importance for the team, then Van Dijk and de Bruyne, it’s very close.

“When Liverpool won the league, he (De Bruyne) only missed three games. He has missed lots of games in other seasons and they have gone on to win it.

“That’s why I favour Van Dijk as a more important player for his team.”

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