Fabrizio Romano has included Virgil van Dijk in the World Cup eleven of his dreams.
The Italian created his ideal starting XI from players who will head to Qatar later this month and included Liverpool’s number 4 in the center of his defense alongside Manchester City’s Ruben Dias.
“I think Ruben Dias and Virgil van Dijk would make a great duo at the back, they both have quality, leadership and international experience,” the transfer specialist told CaughtOffisde in explaining his picks. “Two top players who will surely be crucial for their national teams in Qatar.”
Reds fans may be surprised to see the likes of Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold out of the squad, but there will be plenty of world-class talent on display throughout the tournament.
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Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois is selected ahead of our Brazilian number 1 with the former Chelsea goalkeeper in fine form for the European Champions at the moment.
The only England player included in Romano’s squad was West Ham’s Declan Rice, a player Liverpool have recently been urged to sign, with other Premier League stars such as Kevin De Bruyne and Joao Cancelo also in the squad.
The team on paper is pretty scary with the sheer firepower of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi at the top of the pitch.
Imagine facing this side in real life!
Check out Romano’s Dream Team below:
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