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Van Dijk scores winner on debut as Liverpool beats Everton in FA Cup derby

Van Dijk scores winner on debut as Liverpool beats Everton in FA Cup derby

by Carlo Campo 5h ago Clive Brunskill / Getty Images Sport / Getty It took one game for Virgil van Dijk to crown himself. On Friday, Van Dijk made his debut for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby and tallied the winner as the Reds defeated Everton 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup. The Dutch centre-back, who is ...

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What Will Virgil Van Dijk Bring To The Liverpool Team?

What Will Virgil Van Dijk Bring To The Liverpool Team?

Virgil van Dijk is in contention to make his Liverpool debut in Friday’s FA Cup derby against Everton – but what will he bring to the team? Manager Jurgen Klopp moved for the £75million Holland international after witnessing defensive displays that at one point in the season he admitted were making him “really sick”. Press Association Sport measured Van Dijk’s ...

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Klopp plays down Van Dijk £75m fee

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the “last thing” he thinks about when signing a player is the price. The Reds are to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in a £75m deal on 1 January in a fee which is a world record for a defender. Klopp said he did not think about the price: “Not because I like throwing ...

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Van Dijk Can Become One Of The Best In The World, Says Former Celtic Team-mate

Van Dijk Can Become One Of The Best In The World, Says Former Celtic Team-mate

Craig Gordon believes former Celtic team-mate Virgil van Dijk could become “one of the great centre-halves in world football”. The 26-year-old Holland international will join Liverpool from Southampton on January 1 for £75million, understood to be a world-record fee for a defender. Van Dijk joined Celtic from Dutch side Groningen in 2013 for around £2.5millon and left for St Mary’s ...

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Mauricio Pellegrino Looking To Spend At Southampton After Virgil Van Dijk Exit

Mauricio Pellegrino Looking To Spend At Southampton After Virgil Van Dijk Exit

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino hopes to recruit at least two new players following the £75million sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool. Van Dijk will be available at Anfield from January 1 after the most expensive move made by a defender was confirmed on Wednesday, eclipsing the £54million paid by Manchester City for full-back Kyle Walker. The Holland centre-back handed ...

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Claude Puel Backs Virgil Van Dijk To Be The Best After Liverpool Move

Claude Puel Backs Virgil Van Dijk To Be The Best After Liverpool Move

Leicester boss Claude Puel believes Virgil van Dijk can be the best defender in the world following his record £75million move to Liverpool. The Frenchman had Van Dijk as his skipper at Southampton last season as the Saints fought to keep the centre-back. He finally became the world’s most expensive defender on Wednesday, with Liverpool having pulled out of a ...

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Virgil Van Dijk 'cannot Wait To Pull On Famous Red Shirt' After Liverpool Move

Virgil Van Dijk 'cannot Wait To Pull On Famous Red Shirt' After Liverpool Move

Virgil van Dijk is ready to prove his worth by helping Liverpool win more trophies after Southampton agreed to sell the centre-back in a world-record £75million deal. The move of the Holland international from January 1 was confirmed by both clubs on Wednesday evening and the transfer is understood to be the highest price paid ever for a defender. Van ...

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No matter the cost, Van Dijk move is a clear sign of Liverpool's title ambition

No matter the cost, Van Dijk move is a clear sign of Liverpool's title ambition

In July, Jurgen Klopp saidLiverpool is “not afraid of big numbers,” a statement proven true as the Reds paid a reported £75-million fee to add Virgil van Dijk to its ranks come January. Southampton reaped the benefits of patience after scuppering a summer move and is several millions of pounds richer as a result. As onlookers pontificate the absurdity of ...

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Liverpool signs Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for record fee

Liverpool signs Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for record fee

Liverpoolannounced Wednesday the club has signed centre-back Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for an undisclosed world-record fee for a defender, which Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph reports is £75 million. Both Liverpool and Southampton confirmed the deal would be completed when the transfer window opens on Jan. 1, 2018. That £75-million figure makes Van Dijk the most expensive defender in ...

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Liverpool agree £75m fee for Van Dijk

Southampton have accepted a world record £75m bid from Liverpool for defender Virgil van Dijk. The Netherlands international had been expected to join the Reds last summer after he handed in a transfer request. But a move fell through when Liverpool apologised for making an alleged illegal approach for the player. The fee would be the most ever paid for ...

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