Mr. Indispensable, from Lionel Messi to Virgil Van Dijk: Which player can your team not live without?

Messi is as vital to Barcelona as Van Dijk is to Liverpool. Michael Regan/Getty ImagesImages
Little known fact: When Beyonce sang, “I’ll have another you by tomorrow, so don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable,” she wasn’t talking about Lionel Messi or Virgil van Dijk or anyone else on this list for that matter.

With what promises to be a busy summer transfer window, we decided to take a look at the “Mr. Indispensable” at 12 of the best (or biggest) clubs in the world. Who are the guys that make the biggest impact for their sides when they’re on the field?

He leads the team in chances created, shots, assists, goals, successful through balls and dribbles completed. None of the runners-up are particularly close.

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