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Arsenal midfielder Odegaard admits admiration for Liverpool defender Van Dijk

Ahead of meeting Liverpool this weekend, Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard has spoken highly of Virgil van Dijk.

Asked who the two toughest defenders he's played against in his career so far were, the Norway international named Van Dijk and former team-mate Sergio Ramos.

“That's a hard one, of course I have to mention Sergio Ramos, I played against him a couple of times In Spain," Odegaard said.

“Also Virgil van Dijk, I played against him with the national team, so I would say those two maybe.

"They were tough."

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