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Troy Deeney: Van Dijk is too big, too quick and he smells too nice

Watford's Troy Deeney has explained just why he hates coming up against Liverpool.

The striker is up against Netherlands centre-half Virgil Van Dijk, and discussed just why that's never a good thing when he appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live show, The Monday Night Club.

“I've said it many times, I hate him,” said the 30-year-old, who has netted two Premier League goals so far this season. “I hate going up against him.

“He's too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, loves fighting, a good head of hair.

“One of those guys that sprays on his top as well, so it smells lovely! When he runs past you, it's like 'I can't catch you, but...'.”

England defender Joe Gomez has formed a formidable centre-half partnership with Van Dijk so far this season, and Deeney is backing the former Charlton player to continue his progress.

“I've said for a very long time that I've got a massive respect for Joe Gomez. He could be England's centre-half for the next 15 years," said Deeney.

“He is a beast of a player. And going next to someone like Van Dijk, he is only going to get better.”

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