Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, has admitted he’s “grateful” to not be going through Lionel Messi each season.
The Dutchman was talking after Messi scored twice, as Barcelona beat the Reds Three-Zero of their Champions League semi-final first leg.
Van Dijk, who lately received the PFA Participant of the 12 months award, was unable to include the Argentine ahead and preserve him out.
“While you come up towards Messi and he produces his greatest kind you’ll be able to’t do something.
“I’m grateful that I’m not in Spain and I don’t should face him each season.
“He scored two objectives and I go away very dissatisfied. He received the battle however not the warfare,” Van Dijk advised Objective.