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Liverpool captain Henderson defends teammate Van Dijk online

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has dismissed doubts over the hype around teammate Virgil van Dijk.

Henderson was quick to defend Liverpool teammate Van Dijk after a fake quote critical of the Dutchman from Michael Ballack was widely circulated on social media.

It is claimed that Ballack said: “Virgil van Dijk is very lucky to play in an era where there is no Drogba, Lampard, Alan Shearer, Henry, Rooney, Van Persie, Tevez, Adebayor and Diego Costa in the Premier League."

Responding to one post referencing the words, the Liverpool captain simply wrote: "They're the lucky ones."

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