Champions League winner Liverpool will play against Europa League winners Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, in Istanbul.
Ahead of the game, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has faced the press.
The press- conference started with an interested question, as Van Dijk has been asked, who is the best defender in the world.
“I don’t know. It anyone’s opinion. Someone thinks one is better than the other, I won’t give my opinion but there are plenty of top defenders around at the moment,” said Van Dijk.
Alisson has been left out from the ten-man shortlist by FIFA for the best player of the world and on that, Van Dijk said: “It’s all about opinions. I don’t think Alisson needs to be in the world’s top list to be known as the world’s best goalkeeper. The decision has been made and we have to accept it. It’s all about opinions. I don’t think Alisson needs to be in the world’s top list to be known as the world’s best goalkeeper. The decision has been made and we have to accept it.”
On their rival Chelsea, the Dutchman said: “Chelsea know us, we know them. It’s just one game, a final, anything can happen. We know everyone is coming back from the break but everyone should be ready. We want the trophy and we will do everything we can.”
And the press-conference has been concluded with an opinion on female referee: “Gender is irrelevant if the quality is there. It’s the right decision.”