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23rd Mar 2019

Fifa Ultimate Team release 89-rated Virgil van Dijk striker card

Kyle Picknell

Fifa Ultimate Team has also converted Zlatan Ibrahimovic into a centre back and Mo Salah into a left back for some reason

As you almost certainly know by now, Liverpool fans think the sun shines out of Virgil Van Dijk’s arse. Do you know what? Maybe they’re right. Maybe it does. After all, he is really, really, really good at football, a colossus of a centre back that wins everything in the air and plays out from the back so comfortably it’s like he has Frank Sinatra’s “The Girl from Ipanema” constantly playing in his head.

To celebrate their 10-year birthday Fifa Ultimate Team has launched a special pack of players, including a van Dijk striker card that gives the big man the chance to leave all the unglamorous defensive work he somehow makes glamorous anyway behind and star upfront for your FUT team, banging in a load of headers and generally giving the opposition defenders their sternest physical test since the glory days of Adebayo Akinfenwa.

VVD was actually used as a Steven Caulker-esque emergency target man at his former club Groningen, most notably during their Eredivisie Play-off against ADO Den Haag. Watch below as big Virge is slipped through on goal, steams away from the defender with a great touch and completely fluffs the finish like a peak Emile Heskey. As it’s van Dijk, however, it still manages to go in.

If you want further evidence he can do no wrong, watch his free-kick at 3:15. Shocking goalkeeping.

Anyway, here are his stats as a striker according to

If you wanted to make your team even more topsy-turvy, why not consider the 90-rated left-back Mo Salah, or famous uncompromising centre-back Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

In fact, why not play them together and create the world’s second most rogue half of a back four, only slightly less attacking than the Marcelo-Sergio Ramos quadrant for Real Madrid.

And then spend the entire 90 minutes ignoring them and lumping it up to van Dijk, obviously.