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Virgil van Dijk happy with his return to St Mary's after Liverpool's easy win at Southampton

Virgil van Dijk said he just ‘did his thing’ despite receiving a hostile reception on his return to St Mary’s in Liverpool’s comfortable win over Southampton.  The Dutchman, who moved to the Merseyside club for a reported fee of £75million in January was greeted with boos every time he touched the ball in what turned out to be an easy victory for his new club.  Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool an early lead with an assured finish after Mohamed Salah pounced on a mistake by Wesley Hoedt.  The hosts forced good…

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Liverpool FC: Virgil van Dijk not concerned about expectations that come with £75m price tag

Liverpool’s club-record signing Virgil van Dijk expects his every move to be scrutinised but insists it does not concern him. The Holland international became the world’s most expensive defender a month ago after his £75m move from Southampton but has been viewed as the answer to the Reds’ problems at the back for much longer than that.  Because manager Jurgen Klopp was prepared to wait six months to get his number one transfer target there is a huge expectation on the Dutchman to provide an instant fix. While he has…

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Jurgen Klopp defends Virgil van Dijk after ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher claimed he was 'overweight'

Van Dijk has been labelled ‘overweight’ by Jamie Carragher Friday, February 2, 2018 Jurgen Klopp has slammed former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher for suggesting Virgil van Dijk is overweight. Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate on Thursday night, Carragher suggested the £75 million man was still carrying a bit of weight after moving from Southampton. However, Klopp maintains the Dutchman is perfectly fit and suggested the former Reds defender should perhaps work on his own figure first. “Wow! I am sure Jamie needs a little bit of weight but for…

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Huddersfield vs Liverpool confirmed line ups: Virgil van Dijk benched

Liverpool travel to the John Smith’s Stadium on the back of a disappointing FA Cup fourth round exit at the hands of West Brom on Saturday evening.  Before that, they suffered defeat at Premier League bottom club Swansea having just beaten runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner will have to put their close friendship to one side, with the Reds boss keen to get his side back to winning ways. Huddersfield are without a win in their last 11 fixtures against Liverpool in all competitions…

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Swansea v Liverpool: Confirmed teams: Virgil van Dijk fit to make Reds Premier League debut

Liverpool will be hoping to cement their place in the top four of the Premier League when they travel to Swansea on Monday night. The Reds hold a two-point advantage over fifth placed Tottenham and know a fifth consecutive victory will see them move five points clear of their rivals. Club record signing Virgil van Dijk has shaken off a hamstring injury to take his place in a Liverpool Premier League starting line-up for the first time. Bottom of the table Swansea will be seeking to secure a shock win…

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The footballers bought then sold for the most profit including Pogba, Coutinho and Van Dijk

The Toffees signed him from Barnsley for £3.15m and sold him to Man City for £50.04m Thursday, January 11, 2018 The January transfer window has only been open for just over a week, but we have already seen two huge deals completed. Virgil van Dijk has become the most expensive defender ever, costing Liverpool £75m, while Philippe Coutinho has left Anfield to sign for Barcelona for £142m. Coutinho’s transfer has turned out to be a fantastic piece of business for the Reds, as they have made a huge profit on…

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Van Dijk scores winner as Liverpool beat Everton in FA Cup – highlights, quotes, stats & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Virgil van Dijk made a dream start for Liverpool following his £75m move from Southampton as his late header settled a highly competitive FA Cup third round Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield. The visitors looked on course for a replay at Goodison Park until keeper Jordan Pickford misjudged a corner allowing Van Dijk, who cost a world record fee for a defender, to steal in six minutes from time and send the Reds into the fourth round. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s smooth finish…

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