Virgil van Dijk and Kevin De Bruyne left aside their Premier League rivalry to party hard at a club in Ibiza.
Throughout the 2017–18 season, Manchester City midfielder De Bruyne and Liverpool defender Van Dijk battled it out for national and European honors.
After City won the Premier League by a single point over Liverpool, De Bruyne was awarded another trophy.
While Van Dijk and Liverpool won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Both players had successful seasons for their respective teams, earning them spots in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
However, despite the constant rivalry between their two teams, Van Dijk and De Bruyne are reputed to be close friends as they were seen partying together.
A video that surfaced on the internet recently showed the two players having a good time at the Ushuaa nightclub in Ibiza.
In the video, the two players were seen standing very close to each other with Van Dijk’s hand on De Bruyne’s shoulder which confirmed how close they are.
Watch the video below:
Virgil Van Dijk & Kevin De Bruyne at Ushuaia hahahaha whattttt😅 pic.twitter.com/4p8bJbYonY— James McGuinness (@JamesM1098) July 1, 2022
After the two were seen talking after a vital game at the Etihad earlier this year, De Bruyne explained his tight friendship with Van Dijk.
“I know Virgil… me and Virgil see each other a lot,” said De Bruyne.
“Our children go to the same school and they like to play together, so it was just a friendly chat.”
As Manchester City and Liverpool get ready for the new season, De Bruyne and Van Dijk are anticipated to return from their summer vacations soon.
On July 12, Liverpool plays its first preseason match against Manchester United in Bangkok.
On July 21, City plays their first preseason game in Houston against Club America of Mexico.
On July 30, City will play Liverpool for the Community Shield, and on the field, Van Dijk and De Bruyne will once again square off.
Virgil Van Dijk and Kevin De Bruyne Friendship
Recent altercations between Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk occurred at the Etihad Stadium during Man City’s home game versus Liverpool last season.
During the game, De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk had a significant impact on their respective sides. Both men put their on-field animosity aside after the final buzzer and started conversing.
De Bruyne, who scored Manchester City’s game-winning goal, had a significant impact on the proceedings.
While Virgil van Dijk distinguished himself for Liverpool versus City by aiding the Reds’ defense against a potent Pep Guardiola team.