Jetro Willems sends Instagram message to Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool taking a walk around the pitch during a Liverpool Press Conference on September 16, 2019 in Naples, Italy.

Jetro Willems opened the scoring for Newcastle United against Liverpool over the weekend, but it wasn't enough to see off Jurgen Klopp's rampant attacking side.

Jetro Willems of Newcastle United (15) scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on September 14, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Jetro Willems has jokingly challenged Liverpool's Van Dijk to score the type of goal the Newcastle man scored at Anfield over the weekend. 

Despite Liverpool winning the Premier League contest 3-1, it was Steve Bruce's side who took the lead early on in the game when Willems struck a sweet shot from outside the area.

 

That joy was short-lived for the Newcastle supporters because Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino became a thorn in their side and ensured the three points were in the bag for the table-toppers.

Nonetheless, Willems sent this message to Van Dijk from his personal Instagram account, as he stated that he could be the 'best defender' or even the 'best player' in the world, at this moment in time. 

Despite his team dropping points, it is a moment that Willems will no doubt remember because of the type of goal he scored and the team he scored it against.

As for Van Dijk, he will be concentrating on Champions League matters on Tuesday night, with Liverpool beginning their defence against Napoli. 

Van Dijk, who moved to Anfield from Southampton for £75 million nearly two years ago [BBC Sport], has been a key member of this Liverpool set-up.

If they are to reach the finals of the Champions League for a third year running then the Dutchman will have to stay fit because he is crucial in their chances of winning yet another European trophy. 

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool reacts during the Liverpool FC training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Melwood Training Ground on...

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