Video: Shane Duffy selects ex-Celt as dream defensive partner

SHANE DUFFY has selected a former Celtic defender as his dream defensive partner when asked to pick one past or present.

In a Q&A with Celtic sponsors Dafabet, the Irishman revealed that Virgil Van Dijk would be his ideal partner in defence.

The Dutchman has since gone on to be one of the best defenders in world football and was part of the side that won the Premier League with Liverpool, ending a 30 year wait. Duffy meanwhile swapped the Premier League for a move to Celtic, albeit on a loan. The Irishman will be looking forward to this weekend’s Glasgow Derby v Rangers.

Van Dijk won two Premiership titles in Glasgow, as well as the League Cup under Ronny Deila but he also played European football, Champions League group stages in 2013 and Europa League Last 32 the following year. A £12m move to Southampton followed and two years after that, Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in the world after a £75m move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

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