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Shearer: Van Dijk didn't give Lukaku a kick

18 Dec 2018
Virgil van Dijk challenges Romelu Lukaku

Premier League Champion selects Liverpool defender in his Matchweek 17 Dream Team after display against Man Utd

Virgil van Dijk's dominant display at the back for Liverpool against Manchester United on Sunday impressed the Premier League's best-ever striker Alan Shearer.

The Dutchman "bullied" Romelu Lukaku in the 3-1 victory, according to Shearer, and earned a place in the Premier League Champions's Team of the Week.

Alan Shearer's Team of the Week

Vincente Guaita (CRY) | CRY 1-0 LEI
He made a brilliant save from Jamie Vardy and a kept a much-needed clean sheet. This was a superb Premier League debut.

Pablo Zabaleta (WHU) | FUL 0-2 WHU
The right-back played a key role in West Ham United as they kept Fulham at bay.

Virgil van Dijk (LIV) | LIV 3-1 MUN
He absolutely bullied Lukaku and didn't give him a kick throughout the entire match.

Fabian Schar (NEW) | HUD 0-1 NEW
The Swiss centre-back was superb at the back for Newcastle United and ensured his side didn't concede.

Jose Holebas (WAT) | WAT 3-2 CAR
The Greek defender made an impact at both ends of the pitch for Watford, scoring a great goal and putting in a solid performance at full-back.

Luka Milivojevic (CRY) | CRY 1-0 LEI
The midfielder produced a majestic goal to earn Crystal Palace three crucial points.

Fabinho (LIV) | LIV 3-1 MUN  
He gave a commanding display in midfield in this huge fixture between two great rivals, setting the tone by playing an exquisite ball for Sadio Mane's opening goal.  

Xherdan Shaqiri (LIV) | LIV 3-1 MUN
The summer signing is proving to be a fantastic addition to the Liverpool squad. He came off the bench to win the match with the ultimate super-sub performance.

Eden Hazard (CHE) | BHA 1-2 CHE
The Chelsea playmaker scored a fine goal, set up another and gave a very good performance.

Danny Ings (SOU) | SOU 3-2 ARS
The Saints striker scored two great headers to give his manager a memorable home debut, a much-needed three points and a goalscoring display that ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run.

Gabriel Jesus (MCI) | MCI 3-1 EVE
The 21-year-old made the difference with two excellent finishes and led the line superbly throughout.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp (LIV) | LIV 3-1 MUN    
Klopp's men totally dominated. They had more energy, a better attitude, a greater understanding of the systems they were playing and simply battered Man Utd. They were by far the better team.

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