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'Genius. Enough said.' Liverpool fans hail Virgil van Dijk as the 'best defender in the world' after brilliant piece of defending thwarts Tottenham counter-attack Liverpool secured a vital win over Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday The Reds were tied at 1-1 until a late Toby Alderweireld own goal won the contest Before that Virgil van Dijk made a vital intervention to prevent a certain goal The Dutchman stopped a two-on-one situation and was praised by Reds fans 

By Peter Rutzler For Mailonline

Published: 10:34 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:35 BST, 1 April 2019

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Virgil van Dijk has been widely praised following the Liverpool defender's outstanding contribution to his side's 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

The Dutch stopper was lauded for stopping a potent Spurs counter-attack in the second half, when the Reds were themselves chasing a match-winner.

Van Dijk astutely negotiated a worrying two-on-one situation which saw Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-Min bare down on the Liverpool goal.

Virgil van Dijk was praised by Liverpool fans for stopping a potent Tottenham counter-attack

Virgil van Dijk was praised by Liverpool fans for stopping a potent Tottenham counter-attack

The Dutchman was left exposed in a two-on-one situation with a little under five minutes to go

The Dutchman was left exposed in a two-on-one situation with a little under five minutes to go

Van Dijk calculated that Son was a better finisher and blocked Sissoko's line of pass

Van Dijk calculated that Son was a better finisher and blocked Sissoko's line of pass

The Frenchman was forced to take the shot on his left foot and duly blazed the ball over the bar

The Frenchman was forced to take the shot

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