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Celtic goalkeeper Gordon: Van Dijk the best I've played with

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has no doubts about the quality of new Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk joined Celtic from Dutch side Groningen in 2013 for around £2.5million and left for Southampton two years later for a reported fee of £13million and during his time in Glasgow he left a huge impression on the Hoops goalkeeper.

Gordon said: "He would be the benchmark for anyone coming through, especially here. When I played with him he was without doubt the best centre-half that I have ever played with.

"He has absolutely everything to go on and become one of the great centre-halves in world football.

"I knew when he left here, I was fairly sure that Southampton wouldn't be his club for very long.

"He is a fantastic footballer and I am sure he is going to do an excellent job for Liverpool. He is a top-class defender, everybody will get to see the best of him now he is playing at a top club."

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