Scott Brown compares Celtic player to Virgil van Dijk

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Celtic have had a number of brilliant players in their ranks over the years. The one who might have gone on to achieve the most success after leaving the club in this millennium is Virgil van Dijk. Not many knew him when he joined the club in 2013 from FC Groningen. Today, the Liverpool and Dutch national team captain is considered one of the best centre-backs in the history of the game.

Van Dijk has gone on to win pretty much everything possible at Liverpool. He has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, the Community Shield and a couple of League Cups with the Anfield side.

He even came close to winning the Ballon d'Or, only losing out to Lionel Messi. And interestingly, it looks like Scott Brown sees similarities between Van Dijk and current Celtic centre-back, Cameron Carter-Vickers.

As reported by talkSPORT, Brown said while talking about Van Dijk:

"He was like [Cameron] Carter-Vickers at the back, we could leave him one-v-one and the rest of us just ran forward."

Scott Brown compares Celtic player to Virgil van Dijk

It goes without saying that that is very high praise for Carter-Vickers. To be compared to someone like Van Dijk by someone who actually played with the Dutchman for a couple of seasons and was his captain at Celtic.

Of course, Carter-Vickers has been able to build his own legacy at Celtic Park and he has actually been at the club longer than Van Dijk was. The American international is set to complete his third season with the Hoops.

This is one that has been full of injury problems. Carter-Vickers appears to have put those issues behind him though and has been back to playing consistent football in the past couple of months. In the absence of Callum McGregor, he has even been trusted with the captain's armband. Hopefully, he will finish the campaign with his third-straight league title.