Arjen Robben doesn’t know whether Virgil van Dijk is the best defender in the world

Liverpool went through the stages of the Champions League group last month.

The Reds had to win 1- 0 or two clear goals against Napoli and thanks to a Mohamed Salah goal they managed the former.

They were so close to the competition, however, that Alisson Becker conjured a wonder- save to deny Arkadiusz Milik and Naples a dramatic late equalizer.

Liverpool qualified, but the chances of being pulled against one of Europe’s elite teams were high after finishing second.

And that’s what happened exactly.

The Reds were drawn to play Bayern Munich and in just over a month they will play the first of their games in Anfield.

But how is Bayern feeling?

Arjen Robben gave his honest opinion about Liverpool ahead of next month’s tie and it’s fair to say that he’s not too happy with the draw.

” Liverpool is doing well again, as they did last year, and I also see them as a favorite in this season’s Champions League victory,” the veteran winger told football-oranje.com

” This may have been the worst draw for us, but it’s going to be a big challenge, we have to look at ourselves, work hard, and improve.

“If we have a good day and play the way we want, I’m sure we’re going to make it very hard for Liverpool.”

Robben was also very complimentary to his countryman, Virgil van Dijk.

When asked about him, he said: ” I don’t know if he’s the world’s best defender, but other people are allowed to judge that, but I’m glad for him.

“Lately, he made big steps, just look where he’s from.

“He’s a key player in a gigantic club, and he’s the Dutch national team captain. He deserves all the congratulations.

“I am happy for him, where he is at the moment, as a player, but also as a personality.