Virgil van Dijk EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Firmino is greatest ever team-mate and Liverpool’s stadium and kit are my favourites

talkSPORT brings you live commentary of the match of the weekend with Liverpool vs Arsenal the highlight of our GameDay coverage.

The Gunners travel to Anfield on Saturday evening with them and Liverpool the only teams maintaining 100 per cent records after two weeks of the Premier League season.

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Jurgen Klopp and Unai Emery go head-to-head on Saturday in the battle of the early league leaders
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Arsenal defeated Newcastle and Burnley in their first two matches, while the Reds overcame Norwich and Southampton to sit top of the embryonic table, ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.

One or both of these 100 per cent records will be destroyed on Saturday, and you can listen to all the drama from Merseyside LIVE on talkSPORT at 5:30pm.

Ahead of GameDay, Liverpool hero Virgil van Dijk joined talkSPORT for a trip down memory lane for the latest ‘My Greatest’.

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Virgil van Dijk joined talkSPORT ahead of our GameDay coverage of Liverpool vs Arsenal
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The defender, who moved to Anfield last year and has since helped Liverpool win the Champions League, was quizzed on a number of his favourite things from his football career – and you can see his answers below…


Greatest player you’ve played with

I’m going to be a little bit biased and say one of my team-mates; I would say Roberto Firmino.

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Van Dijk had high praise for Liverpool fan favourite Bobby Firmino
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Greatest player of all time

Ronaldinho. He was one of my idols.

Greatest Dutch player of all time

Marco van Basten. I never saw him properly play but I know he was pretty good.

Greatest manager of all time

Ronald Koeman and Jurgen Klopp.

Greatest game you’ve played in

The Barcelona game. [Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona in last season’s Champions League semi-final]

Greatest game you’ve watched

I watched the Barcelona game back.

Your greatest moment in football

My debut for all my teams.

Greatest kit you’ve worn

The Liverpool kit.

Greatest atmosphere you’ve played in

Anfield.

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Anfield is widely regarded as one of the finest stadiums in world football – and it hosts Liverpool vs Arsenal this weekend
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Greatest stadium you’ve been to

Anfield.

Most difficult striker to mark in the Premier League

Sergio Aguero.

LIVE on talkSPORT

Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week

  • Norwich vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Derby vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Sheffield United vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Liverpool vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Swansea vs Birmingham (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2

Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – including Liverpool vs Arsenal this weekend.

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