Virgil van Dijk has praised Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule, claiming that the 24-year-old is among his favourite centre-backs.
The two defenders came face-to-face when the Netherlands beat Germany 4-2 in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday.
And Van Dijk, who recently beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award for 2018/19, believes Sule is a highly gifted player.
“I’ve been watching Sule’s development for a long time,” the Liverpool man said. "I’ve played against him often, he is a very talented defender. Süle has a great future ahead of him. He plays for a big club and is already a cornerstone there.”
After a 4-0 thrashing of Estonia on Monday, the Netherlands sit third in Group C - although they have played one fewer game than Germany and Northern Ireland.
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