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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk among 'most trolled' in Premier League

Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders did not mess around when asked about the online abuse football players receive late last month.

And he is absolutely right.Abuse in any way shape or form has no place in our society but that doesn't stop people levelling all kinds of derogatory insults at others.Football players in this instance are absolutely no exception.There are swathes of people purporting to be fans of different clubs across social media who regularly berate rival players and clubs for everything and anything they do.It seems, at times, that no player can escape it.

Take, for example, a recent study carried out by ESPN and They carried out research on Twitter from August 6 to September 15, in order to find out.

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