Back in 2019, Van Dijk was named runner-up for the Ballon d'Or. Therefore, we aren't surprised to hear that Neville is a big fan of the centre-back.
As quoted by HITC, he told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football the following: “From a defensive point of view, Van Dijk, from an attacking point of view a young English player, I always look at Phil Foden and think how have United not got him as a youngster?
"You look at him and think he’s the type of player who you’d think what a player he is, he’ll be around a long time as well so I’ll say Foden."
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 16, 2022
Anfield Watch Verdict
Van Dijk makes everyone around him look better. Therefore, it doesn't surprise us that Neville, who was a full-back, would have loved to have lined up alongside the centre-back.
At Anfield Watch, Van Dijk is one of our favourite players. He makes everything look so effortless and he glides across the football pitch.
Van Dijk is contracted until the conclusion of the 2024-25 campaign. The Anfield faithful will be able to sit back and watch Van Dijk for at least a few more years.