There’s always debate in football about who is the best striker, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper – but when asked by a Gers fan who his personal choice was for best defender, Conor Goldson couldn’t lie and deemed former Celtic star Virgil van Dijk as his pick.

The Ibrox man prefixed his choice by declaring it wouldn’t be popular but he believes the man who used to strut his stuff in the Hoops is currently the best in the world.

Asked who the top centre back around on Instagram was, Goldson replied: “Not gonna be popular but VVD.”

Virgil is football’s most expensive centre back ever when he completed a £70million plus deal to Liverpool from Southampton.

The Dutchman left Celtic for around £12million with the bhoys also getting a percentage of the transfer bounty enjoyed by Southampton.

Virgil was a revelation during his time at Celtic, however, many refused to admit how good he was because the defender was playing in Scottish football. There was no doubt in Celtic fans mind on how far this player could go.

He’s already starred in one Champions League final and is attempting to do the same this year along with winning the English Premier League title with Liverpool.

The reason why this won’t be popular is simple; Virgil still speaks about Celtic and openly supports them on social media, oh and this clip on the internet that never goes away.


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