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Virgil van Dijk shows his skills as he humiliates Liverpool team-mate with nutmeg

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk made a case that perhaps he should be playing further forward with a fine piece of skill in training.

The commanding centre-back has always been good with his feet, showing immense composure under pressure – but he showed just how good he is on the ball with a cheeky nutmeg on Reds team-mate Kostas Tsimikas.

Van Dijk was taking part in a passing drill with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, among others, as Tsimikas and Fabinho pressed them inside the circle.

The Dutchman was fed by Joel Matip as Greek left-back Tsimikas rushed towards him.



Virgil van Dijk shows his skills as he humiliates Liverpool team-mate with nutmeg
Virgil van Dijk left his team-mate Kostas Tsimikas red-faced with a cheeky nutmeg

But did Van Dijk show any signs of panic? Of course not! The Holland international played a simple pass straight through Tsimikas’s legs to Salah on the opposite side of the circle.

A clip of Tsimikas being left red-faced was shared on Liverpool’s official Twitter account to their 18million followers.

And it wasn’t only the nutmeg that had Reds fans in stitches, but also Van Dijk’s little wiggle dance that he did to celebrate.

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Liverpool take on Manchester City on Sunday in a huge clash at the top of the Premier League.

And former Reds midfielder Jamie Redknapp has dissected how he thinks the game will play out tactically.

He told Sky Sports: “The result against PSG in midweek, that can happen because of the quality of players they’ve got.



Virgil van Dijk shows his skills as he humiliates Liverpool team-mate with nutmeg



Virgil van Dijk shows his skills as he humiliates Liverpool team-mate with nutmeg

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“But I think Guardiola will have been pleased with the performance against Chelsea and I wouldn’t be surprised if he thinks, ‘let’s try to do that again at Liverpool’.

“Liverpool will not play the same way as Chelsea, though. If City try to press them, Liverpool will miss that out by going more direct.

“Liverpool play more long balls than Chelsea because it works for them with the pace they have up front.

“I don’t think they’ll press as high from the front because they know Liverpool are happy to go a little bit longer, turn you around and try to get Salah in behind.”

Virgil van Dijk shows his skills as he humiliates Liverpool team-mate with nutmeg
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